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January 11, 2018 8:28 am

Top European Powers Plead for US to Preserve Iran Nuclear Deal

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British FM Boris Johnson speaks at a news conference, alongside French FM Jean-Yves Le Drian, German FM Sigmar Gabriel and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, in Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 11, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Francois Lenoir.

Britain, France, Germany and the European Union made a joint call to the United States to protect the Iran nuclear pact, saying Tehran had a right to benefit from the lifting of sanctions tied to it.

On the eve of a deadline for US President Donald Trump to decide whether to reimpose oil sanctions lifted under the deal, the foreign ministers of the three European powers and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini made their plea after their meeting in Brussels.

“The accord is essential and there is no alternative,” France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters. “We do not hide the other points of disagreement (with Iran) that exist.”

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  • Dani

    Federica Mogherini and many European leaders want to counterbalance Israel´s power with a nuclearized Iran. They believe, Europe gets a bigger portion of power in the Middle East in this way but they are dramatically wrong. The only winner of this new ecuation will be Russia and to a smaller degree, China. Europe would prefer that, only because of their still dominant but not so open antisemitism.

  • Reb_Yaakov

    What kind of negotiating position do you have vis à vis Iran if you admit there is no alternative to the accord?

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