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France, UK, Germany Oppose US Move to Reimpose Iran Sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a news conference on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, US, September 26, 2019. (Reuters/File Photo)

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a news conference on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, US, September 26, 2019. (Reuters/File Photo)

The United States on Thursday formally began the process of activating the so-called 'snapback' mechanism aimed at reimposing sanctions on Iran.

France, Germany and Britain will not support a US demand to the United Nations to reimpose sanctions on Iran over accusations it violated its 2015 nuclear deal, they said in a joint statement on Thursday.

The United States on Thursday formally began the process of activating the so-called "snapback" mechanism aimed at reimposing sanctions on Iran, a move that widens a split with its European allies and threatens the nuclear accord with Tehran.

first published:August 21, 2020, 08:04 IST