It is the first such meeting since US President Donald Trump dumped the nuclear agreement, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), on May 8 and moved to reimpose sanctions against Iran.
The U.N. atomic watchdog policing the nuclear accord said on Thursday that Iran is still complying with the terms of the deal despite the USA withdrawal, but that it could be faster and more proactive in allowing snap inspections. "We will understand whether, as our leader, said, the European can give us reliable guarantees or not".
The decision comes after the USA announced it would unilaterally withdraw and threatened sanctions against companies who trade with Iran.
There has been a lot of misinformation about both getting out of the so-called Iran deal and getting into a new North Korean agreement.
The remaining signatories of a multinational nuclear deal with Iran have met for the first time in a bid to save the landmark pact following a decision by the U.S. to unilaterally withdraw and re-impose sanctions on Tehran.
Iran said it is waiting for concrete measures from the European Union nations before it decides whether the deal can be saved, while threatening to restart its uranium enrichment program at an "industrial level" if not.
Pompeo spoke the truth when he implied that Iran was bluffing about its ability to defy sanctions, especially in the face of a restive population that is tiring of its theocratic tyrants. "The President of the French Republic is not the CEO of Total". They have said that as long as Tehran meets its commitments, they would remain in the deal. Under the current circumstances nothing is expected to change for the better for Iran.
The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) released a report on Thursday, in which they advised that the global focus on Iran's financial ties with Europe "could represent an opening to engage on press freedom".
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But the more interesting question to us is what, really, can Iran do now without cutting its own throat?
That, at least, is pretty much the strategy that Pompeo unveiled at the beginning of this week, though it doesn't by any means suggest that it'll be a successful one since critics have already pointed out that a lot of it depends on whether the USA can get other countries to go along with the sanctions, which might prove a lot tougher than the United States thinks.
Iran is still implementing the 2015 accord over its nuclear programme, just weeks after Washington ditched the accord, according to a report by the UN's nuclear watchdog.
Thus, Tehran is about to find itself in the pre-JCPOA environment.
Iran's supreme leader set out conditions on Wednesday for Iran to stay in the deal: unless Europe guarantees Iran's oil sales will not be hurt, Tehran would resume enrichment of nuclear material.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday threatened Iran with "the strongest sanctions in history" if it did not change its behaviour in the Middle East. Some Western companies have already quit Iran or said they may have to leave because of the new USA sanctions.
Honesty is the best policy. Indeed, America backed off from efforts to stop the unfolding humanitarian disaster in Syria largely in order to avoid offending the Iranians. Latest news has come from Poland. Speaking at the conservative Heritage Foundation, the former Central Intelligence Agency director unveiled the administration's nuclear nonproliferation strategy against Iran, which strives to exert constant pressure on Tehran so as to goad it into a new nuclear deal without resorting to armed force.