France, Germany and the UK jointly stated that “they are ready to engage in a meaningful and realistic approach and await a constructive Iranian response [on the JCPOA]. We will seek a ministerial meeting to urge Iran to cooperate and to take stock of where we stand in the DRM process”. The E3 further noted that “the planned lifting of the UN conventional arms embargo established by Resolution 2231 next October would have major implications for regional security and stability… We wish to address the issue in close coordination with Russia and China as remaining participants to the JCPOA, as well as with all other Security Council Members”. They further asserted that “any unilateral attempt to trigger UN sanctions snapback would have serious adverse consequences in the UNSC. We would not support such a decision which would be incompatible with our current efforts to preserve the JCPOA”.
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