Merkel Says US Pullout From Iran Nuke Deal Undermines 'Global Order'
May 12 2018
"The extent to which we can keep this deal alive.is something we need to discuss with Iran", said Merkel, who earlier spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the issue.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Russian Federation in the coming days as part of a diplomatic tour taking in Brussels and Beijing, his spokesman said yesterday.
"I believe it is wrong to unilaterally tear up the agreement, which was agreed on and which was unanimously approved by the UN Security Council", Merkel reportedly told attendees at a Catholic convention.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said possibilities to save the deal without Washington needed to be discussed with Tehran, while France's Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said EU states would propose sanctions-blocking measures to the European Commission.
Federica Mogherini, EU foreign policy chief, on Tuesday called on the worldwide community to stick to the 2015 nuclear deal. Most recently, Trump's decision to pull out of a major nuclear energy and arms control deal with Iran has earned him criticism from Germany and other European nations, including Russian Federation, that support the deal. "Together with the rest of the worldwide community, we will preserve this nuclear deal", Reuters quoted Mogherini as saying.
"It is no longer the case that the United States of America will simply protect us Europe must take its fate in its own hands", she said.
"We can see more interaction between Iran and Europe if we reach a clear decision on the JCPOA in a short period of time", Rouhani noted.
Ms. Merkel, for her part, reassured that keeping and preserving the nuclear deal is of prime importance for Europe.
German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, in her view criticized the US for leaving the Iran nuclear deal unilaterally.
He noted that Turkey will spare no help in preserving the nuclear deal.