Spokesperson for the German Foreign Office, Rainer Breul, said that the government was in talks on how to respond to Iran «not upholding its duties» in the nuclear deal, during a press conference in Berlin on Monday.
«We received a report from the IAO about Iran's behaviour that confirms that Iran is not upholding its duties,» said Foreign Office Spokesperson Rainer Breul. «We are submitting this... Еще report together with our partners in the Joint Commission — I can't share with you a new position with regards to concrete plans for the special meeting of the Joint Commission, or who will be taking part. That's still subject to talks at the moment.»
Iran announced in May that it would partially withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear deal which the Obama administration, Iran and the European Union signed in 2015 — the Trump administration withdrew from the deal in May 2018, re-imposing sanctions on Iran. On July 1, Iran exceeded a key JCPOA limit on uranium enrichment.
Spokespersons from the government also discussed the Mediterranean refugee crisis during the press conference, with Government Spokesperson Steffen Seibert saying that «a European-wide responsibility to find a solution is necessary.