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Iran dismisses European move to trigger nuclear deal dispute mechanism

FILE PHOTO: The Iranian flag flutters in front the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria July 10, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/File Photo

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran dismissed a decision by European states to trigger a dispute mechanism in its nuclear deal with world powers as a “passive” action but said it was ready to consider any constructive effort to save the accord.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran, as in the past, has complete readiness to support any (act of) goodwill and constructive effort to save this important international agreement,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said in a statement on the ministry’s website.

Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Edmund Blair