Josep Borrell, High Agent for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission holds a news conference after a European Union foreign ministers emergency meeting to go over ways to try to save the Iran nuclear offer, in Brussels, Belgium, January 10,2020 REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union foreign ministers did not consider on Friday activating a dispute resolution process under the nuclear 2015 deal that might cause restored United Nations sanctions on Tehran, the EU’s top diplomat said on Friday.
” We haven’t talked about whether it needs to be activated or not,” stated Josep Borrell, who chaired the emergency situation meeting of EU ministers. “We want to preserve this deal and for that we need Iran to meet its commitments.”
Reporting by Robin Emmott and John Irish, Modifying by Rosalba O’Brien