VIENNA European powers demanded at talks on Friday that Iran stop violating their nuclear deal, but stopped short of triggering a mechanism that could renew U.N. sanctions and kill the 2015 accord, officials said.
VIENNA, Dec 6 European powers will demand Iran
stop violating their nuclear deal or potentially face renewed
U.N. sanctions, but with Tehran locked in conflict over U.S.
sanctions, there appears to be little scope for compromise when
they meet on Friday.
PARIS/KIEV Ukrainian and Russian leaders will try to seal a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and agree prisoner swaps when they meet next week but with Kiev politically constrained and Moscow unlikely to bend, prospects for peace remain bleak, diplomats said.
PARIS President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute on Monday to 13 French soldiers killed in Mali last week and vowed no respite in the fight against Islamist militants in the region.
PARIS Comoros' President Azali Assoumani said he is looking to raise 4.2 billion euros ($4.63 billion) at an investment conference this week as he seeks to consolidate political stability and improve the economy ahead of elections next year.
PARIS France's foreign minister suggested on Wednesday that Paris was seriously considering triggering a mechanism within the Iran nuclear deal that could lead to U.N. sanctions, given Tehran's repeated breach of parts of the 2015 accord with world powers.
PARIS/BRUSSELS Europe's threat to trigger a mechanism that could reimpose United Nations sanctions on Iran marks a significant breakdown in diplomacy to try to save the 2015 nuclear deal and could presage its death knell, diplomats say.
VIENNA/PARIS Iran briefly held an inspector working for the U.N. nuclear watchdog in the Islamic Republic and seized her travel documents, diplomats familiar with the agency's work said on Wednesday, with some describing it as harassment.
PARIS France urged Iran on Wednesday not to scale back further on its commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal, saying Tehran's new threat to speed up uranium enrichment next month was "especially worrying".
PARIS France's foreign minister will travel to Iraq on Wednesday to discuss a judicial framework that would enable jihadists being held in Syria to face trial in Iraq, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said.