EU states launch process disputing Iran’s nuclear compliance

EU states launch process disputing Iran's nuclear complianceThree EU countries on Tuesday launched a process charging Iran with failing to observe the terms of the 2015 deal curtailing its nuclear programme, a move that sparked anger and threats from Tehran at a time of growing tensions. A US State Department spokesperson said Washington fully supported the three countries, adding “further diplomatic and economic pressure is warranted”. The decision to begin the so-called dispute mechanism process comes as tensions soar between the West and Iran following the killing of top commander Qasem Soleimani in a US air strike, and the admission by Tehran days later that it had accidentally shot down a Ukrainian airliner.