America has dismissed the European Union’s attempt to minimise the impact of its Iran sanctions as the first phase of penalties kicked in three months after Donald Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear deal.
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A senior European External Action Service official says that the European Union, in order to protect its companies doing business with Iran, could implement "blocking regulations" based on a legal framework set up in 1996 for E.U. trade with Cuba, should the United States pull out of the 2015 nuclear deal and restore its sanctions. 2018-02-8 (Context: European Union, Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action)
The International Atomic Energy Agency states that Iran has complied with its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, paving the way for international sanctions to be lifted by the United States and European Union. 2016-01-16 (Context: European Union, Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action)
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei approves the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, and orders it to be implemented subject to certain conditions. The letter states the United States and European Union should clearly announce the elimination of sanctions against Iran. The imposition of sanctions at any level and under any pretext from any of the negotiating countries would violate the JCPOA. 2015-10-21 (Context: European Union, Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action)
The United States is set to reimpose sanctions on Iran after pulling out of a nuclear deal three months ago. 2018-08-6 (Context: Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action)
The Polish, Spanish, Estonian and Latvian Wikipedias shut down in protest of the European Union's proposed copyright reform, blocking access for all users. This follows identical actions taken by Italian Wikipedia the previous day. 2018-07-4 (Context: European Union)