Sources in the French presidency that the European countries may re-impose sanctions on Iran, if the latter took any steps that violate the nuclear agreement reached in 2015.
“We do not want Tehran to announce tomorrow steps that violate the nuclear agreement, because in this case we will have to re-impose sanctions under the terms of the agreement,” a French official was quoted as saying.
He added that there will be a collective response from European countries, but it is not yet known what is in detail, and this will depend on what Iran will announce tomorrow, stressing that the Europeans are preparing for various scenarios.
For his part, another French official said that European countries do not want to go to such a limit, but it wants Iran to respect its commitments, and this is the essence of the message sent by European countries to Tehran and Washington.
This comes after Iran’s IRNA news agency reported that Tehran would announce on Wednesday some of its commitments under the nuclear deal and would give the remaining parties two months to take action to implement the deal.
Iran will make its move on the anniversary of the United States’ withdrawal from the nuclear deal, which calls for lifting sanctions against Iran in return for curbing its nuclear work.