>> Britain, France, and Germany going a step further to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive, proposing fresh EU sanctions on Turon, in an effort to persuade the Trump administration to stay in the Obama-era agreement. That’s according to a confidential document seen exclusively by Reuters on Friday, which proposes building on existing sanctions related to Syria, including travel bans and asset freezes.
It's all part of an EU strategy to salvage the 2015 accord, which was meant to curb Iran's ability to develop nuclear weapons in exchange for relief from sanctions. In January, President Trump threatened to scrap the accord if his demands to, quote, fix the terrible flaws of the deal aren't met.
The proposed sanctions come after President Trump replaced Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, with CIA Director, Mike Pompeo, who fiercely opposed the Iran deal as a member of Congress. Trump's next deadline to extend US sanctions relief for Iran is May 12.