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Germany confirms US car tariff threat over Iran deal

1 month ago   |   By Politico

Berlin has confirmed that the U.S. last week issued a fresh threat to slap tariffs on European cars if Germany, France and the U.K. didn't trigger a dispute-resolution mechanism under the Iran nuclear accord.
But the German government insists the renewed pressure had no influence on Tuesday's decision by the three European countries to launch the mediation mechanism , which is aimed at forcing Iran to return to compliance with limits placed on its nuclear program.
A foreign ministry official told the Bundestag's foreign affairs committee in a confidential briefing on Friday that Washington...
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