General view of an Iran flag on January 12, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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European officials said they created a trading vehicle to help Iran get some relief from U.S. sanctions, but Tehran may see the proposal as insufficient to stop it from moving forward with a threat to violate its nuclear deal.
The remaining parties to the nuclear deal, abandoned by the U.S. last year, have been scrambling to find a way to keep Iran from leaving the agreement. They held an urgent meeting in Vienna in an effort to hold Iran from violating the deal. The trade mechanism was announced after the meeting.
But Iran said it would continue with its plan to enrich uranium even though it is just days away from a volume that would violate the nuclear accord.
Iran’s deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi said Friday he would report back to Tehran on the talks. “The decision to reduce our commitments has already been made and we will continue unless our…