British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed with the leaders of Germany and France on Thursday to uphold the Iran nuclear deal after meeting on the sidelines of an EU summit in Bulgaria, May’s spokeswoman said, Reuters reports. May met German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from a nuclear deal between Iran and major powers. Trump has since imposed new sanctions. “The leaders reiterated their firm commitment to ensuring the deal is upheld, stressing that it is important for our shared security,” the spokeswoman said. “They pledged to work with the many parties to the deal to this end. The leaders stressed that Iran must continue to meet its own obligations under the deal.” Follow Trend on Telegram. Only most interesting and important news … [Read more...] about Britain’s May agrees with France, Germany on upholding Iran nuclear deal
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O'Sullivan said European leaders will host meetings in the coming days with partners and stakeholders to address the situation. REUTERS The European signatories to the Iran nuclear deal are seeking ways to soften the bite of U.S. sanctions on companies doing business in the Islamic Republic, David O'Sullivan, the European Union's ambassador to the United States, said at the Atlantic Council on May 14. Though upset by U.S. President Donald J. Trump's decision to withdraw from the deal, the European signatories are committed to the agreement, according to the Atlantic Council. "The European Union (EU) will maintain its commitment to the nuclear deal, as long as Iran does the same," said O'Sullivan. "We Europeans believe that we are bound by our commitment if we want Iran to stay in the deal," he added. O'Sullivan delivered a rousing endorsement of the deal and expressed his profound dismay at Trump's May 8 decision to withdraw from it. "This was never where we hoped we would be," … [Read more...] about Europeans seek to preserve Iran nuclear deal – Atlantic Council
By Trend Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he would discuss how to try to save the Iran nuclear deal with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Moscow later on Monday, Reuters with reference to the Interfax news agency reported. Lavrov was cited as saying that U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement last week that Washington would withdraw from the deal had created a “crisis situation,” the news agency reported. --- Follow us on Twitter @AzerNewsAz … [Read more...] about Russia’s Lavrov says to discuss how to save Iran nuclear deal with Zarif
THE Iran nuclear deal was a historic agreement reached by Iran and seven other world powers in 2015 aimed at reducing Iran's ability to produce key components in nuclear weapons - in return, crippling economic sanctions on the Middle Eastern country were to be lifted. Agreed under Barack Obama's presidency, Donald Trump's withdrawal of the US on May 8 2018 could cause the deal to fall apart and create fresh instability across the region. What does the Iran nuclear deal entail? The Iran nuclear deal was an agreement between the Islamic Republic of Iran and a group of world powers for Iran to abandon its nuclear programme. The deal saw Iran agree to eliminate its stockpile of medium-enriched uranium by 98 per cent. Enriched uranium is a critical component for making nuclear weapons and in nuclear power stations and by curbing the amount Iran produce is a way to curb the number of weapons produced. As part of the agreement, Iran also agreed to only enrich their uranium up to 3.67 per cent … [Read more...] about What is the Iran nuclear deal, which countries signed it and when was it agreed?
Since becoming the U.S. president, Donald Trump never ceased to surprise international observers by his sheer speed in deconstructing all diplomatic efforts and compromises reached at multilateral platforms and ardently destroying the legacy of his predecessor Barack Obama. No doubt, Trump is a strong believer in the pursuit of pure power politics in a chaotic international system as portrayed by his fellow American realists, and he does his best to render the whole system truly anarchical.Previously, he had declared that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris global climate change deal which was concluded following years of intensive and meticulous diplomatic efforts aimed at balancing the interests of global and emerging powers. He also interrupted the American rapprochement with Cuba, which was seen as one of the crucial diplomatic successes of the Obama administration. He announced new tariffs and trade barriers specifically aimed at emerging economies led by China, thereby … [Read more...] about Trump’s effect on the global system continues with Iran nuclear deal