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EU, Iran try to stand ground against Trump’s sanctions

The countries working to save the Iranian nuclear deal have various reasons for doing so, and one could be concern that US President Donald Trump’s unilateral decisions won’t stop with Tehran.
Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini take part in meeting with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Brussels, Belgium, May 15, 2018.  REUTERS/Yves Herman/Pool - RC16D13AE4C0

When Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi announced July 7 that Iran would surpass the uranium enrichment limits it had committed to under the 2015 nuclear arms deal, it was nothing like the last time Tehran said it would break an international enrichment deal.

In 2005, then-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appeared before cameras wearing a nuclear engineer’s uniform, removing the seals from centrifuges. It was a scene portrayed in Iranian media as a heroic act.

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