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The Foreign Ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom (the “E3 Foreign Ministers“) have today released a statement that they are triggering the dispute resolution mechanism in relation to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA“), following Iran’s decision to no longer abide by the uranium enrichment limits of the JCPOA (see our earlier blog post on this here).

As reported in our blog post of Tuesday 7 January (see here), the EU Foreign Affairs Council met on Friday 10 January 2020 to discuss recent developments involving Iran and the situation in Iraq. The EU Foreign Ministers assessed the consequences of recent events and emphasised their support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”), stating that it was “a key element of the global nuclear non-proliferation architecture.” However, Ministers called for Iran to…

The UK Foreign Office has indicated that it is preparing to introduce a new targeted sanctions regime immediately after Brexit. The new sanctions regime will enable the UK to freeze the assets of foreign citizens deemed responsible for human rights abuses. It will then be followed by a list of people whose assets will be frozen. The US and Canada already have such arrangements and the EU has indicated that it intends to adopt a…