• Mon / 30 April 2018 / 10:30
  • Category: Politics
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UK, France, Germany backing for Iran nuclear deal

UK, France, Germany backing for Iran nuclear deal

Tehran (ISNA) - Britain, France and Germany reaffirmed their backing for the Iran nuclear deal, despite Donald Trump's threat to walk away.

Downing Street said UK Prime Minister Theresa May spoke by telephone with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel after their visits last week to Washington.

US President Donald Trump must decide next month whether to re-certify the deal, or to dump it and reinstate sanctions on the Middle Eastern nation.

Number 10 said the three European leaders discussed the importance of the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Daily Mail reported.

They all agreed it was the best way of neutralising the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, although Iranian officials have consistently stated that Iran is not seeking to build a nuclear weapon.

“They agreed that there were important elements that the deal does not cover, but which they need to address when the deal expires,” it said.

“Acknowledging the importance of retaining the JCPOA, they committed to continue working closely together and with the U.S. on how to tackle the range of challenges that Iran poses through a new deal.”

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