Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told the House of Commons the DRM was being triggered because Iran had “undermined” the objective and purpose of the JCPOA. He said: “Time and time again we have expressed out serious concerns to Iran and have urged it to come back into compliance.” Mr Raab told claimed the first step is to call a joint meeting of the commission.
It comes as Iran announced it would refuse to comply with any of the restrictions the JCPOA had placed on the country’s nuclear programme.
The DRM is the mechanism to resolve disputes between parties.
Mr Raab said the UK, alongside its partners, will use this to “press Iran back into full compliance with its commitments and honour an agreement that is in all of our interest”.
The Foreign Secretary added: “We are triggering the DRM to enforce the diplomatic track not to abandon it.”
He went on to say the UK, France and Germany will “remain committed to the deal an approach the DRM in good faith”.
Mr Raab reiterated his previous points that Iran’s Government has a choice.
He said: “The regime can take steps to de-escalate tension and adhere to the basic rule of international law or sink deeper and deeper into political and economic isolation”.
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