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Iran, Russia, China, EU ‘Will Work to Salvage Nuclear Deal’

from TeleSUR

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has backed efforts to salvage the deal since the United States announced its withdrawal.

Following meetings with top European Union representatives, as well as officials in China and Russia, Iran‘s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is confident that the nuclear deal can be salvaged.

Posting on Twitter, Zarif said: “Constructive meeting with EU High Rep & E3 ministers in Brussels, following successful Beijing & Moscow visits. Positive start with solid political commitments. All agreed that much remains to be done in coming weeks to practically guarantee economic benefits for Iranian people.”

EU leaders agreed to work with Iran to try to salvage the deal, but no immediate decisions were made.

Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, said: “As long as Iran respects the provisions of the deal, the EU will also respect it.”

Not witholding sharp remarks regarding Trump’s decision, Tusk told reporters: “Looking at the latest decisions of President Trump, someone could even think: ‘With friends like that, who needs enemies?'”…

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US anti-Iran sanctions will further endanger Mideast: French FM

from Press TV

France has criticized the US for scrapping the Iran nuclear deal and resorting, instead, to a policy of pressure and sanctions against the country, warning that such an approach could further destabilize the restive Middle East region.

Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told France Inter radio on Wednesday that he disagreed with Washington’s decision earlier this month to defy international warnings and withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal.

“The sanctions to be launched against Iran will not foster dialogue,” but will rather weaken those promoting negotiation, he said.

This stance, he added, “is likely to put the region in further danger than it is today,” he added.

The remarks came two days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threatened Iran with the “strongest sanctions in history” if it does not comply with a list of 12 US demands.

The list requires Iran to halt its ballistic missile program and stop uranium enrichment, among other things…

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