The High Representative of the European Union and the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom released a joint statement today (see here for the full statement) following Iran’s announcement yesterday that it would withdraw from certain commitments as agreed as part of the 2015 nuclear agreement (see our post here on this).

The statement urged Iran to continue to implement its commitments under the nuclear agreement, stating that Iran’s compliance would be monitored and verified. At the same time, the three countries recalled their own commitments and reiterated their determination to try and facilitate legitimate trade with Iran, including through the operationalisation of INSTEX.

Furthermore, the statement called on countries not party to the nuclear agreement to refrain from taking any actions that may “impede the remaining parties’ ability to fully perform their commitments”.

We note that the statement does not make explicit reference to the re-imposition of EU sanctions.