Abbas Araghchi, political deputy at Iran’s Foreign Ministry, and EEAS Secretary-General Helga Schmid talk in Vienna.
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Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran. The joint paper, seen by Reuters, was sent to European Union capitals Friday, said two people familiar with the matter, to sound out support for such sanctions as they would need the support of all 28 EU member governments. Still, the issue is highly sensitive because the 2015 pact between Iran and six major powers – Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States – lifted international sanctions that crippled Iran's oil-based economy.While the EU retains some sanctions on Iranians over human rights abuses, it rescinded its economic and financial restrictions on Iran in 2016 and does not want to be seen to be reneging on the agreement. In the joint document, Britain, France and Germany set out questions and answers that seek to show that legally, the European powers would not be breaking the terms of the nuclear deal.The nuclear deal's terms did not cover ballistic missile activity.
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