The UK, France and Germany have proposed new EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile programme and Syria, to try to ensure that the US continues its commitment to the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA). EU Foreign Ministers are set to discuss the proposal in Brussels today. US special briefing on the JCPOA here.
On 12 January 2018, US President Trump agreed a waiver to suspend sanctions on Iran as part of the JCPOA and said that it would be the “last time” he did so unless there was an agreement with the EU to “fix the deal’s disastrous flaws” (previous blog here). President Trump will next determine whether to waive sanctions on 12 May 2018.