France warns Iran of 'serious mistake' in violating nuclear deal

France has today warned Iran that a violation of its nuclear commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal, n response to pressure from the United States, would be a serious mistake and that France, Britain, and Germany were making it clear to Tehran that it was not in its interest to do so, AFP has reported. 

"French, German and British diplomacy is completely mobilized to make Iran understand that it would not be in its interest," Jean-Yves Le Drian told parliament amid reports that Iran was preparing to abandon its commitments.

The Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani has said Iran will take new steps to reduce its commitments under its nuclear deal with world powers on July 7. 

Three diplomats told Reuters on Monday that the European powers had lodged a diplomatic demarche, the term for a formal note, on June 22, with two saying the communication aimed to warn Iran specifically against scaling back its commitments to the accord.


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