After the UN confirms Iran has violated the 2015 deal aimed at restricting its nuclear activities, Brent Goff asks Andrew Miller of the Project on Middle East Democracy, can the EU head off a dangerous confrontation between Iran and the US?
Without the waivers, the US would have to sanction European firms working on civil nuclear projects, White House officials said. European guarantors of the nuclear deal have vowed to salvage it after the US' withdrawal.
The US Justice Department has issued a federal warrant for the seizure of Grace 1, the Iranian oil tanker that was detained in Gibraltar. The US has said the vessel and the oil aboard are subject to forfeiture.
Tehran says it is raising its enrichment of uranium beyond the limit stipulated in the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. The EU has urged Iran to reverse the decision and says it is debating the next steps.
Germany, France and Britain have called for "responsible" action to reduce tensions between Tehran and the United States. Iran has breached the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal by raising limits on uranium enrichment.
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