EU seeks more time in effort to resolve Iran nuclear dispute

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s foreign policy chief says Britain, France and Germany have requested more time to resolve the dispute with Tehran over the Iran nuclear deal. Josep Borrell is coordinating the dispute process and he said Friday that given the complexity of the issues he has decided to extend the timetable for ending the standoff. The three European countries triggered the deal’s dispute mechanism on Jan. 15 over what they say is Iranian violations of the pact. The deal provides for a period of about one month to deal with any problems but that can be prolonged if all parties agree. It was not immediately clear how much time would be added on.