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‘EU will do its best to preserve Iran nuclear agreement’

October 5, 2017 at 12:18 pm

A senior European diplomat said yesterday that European nations will do their utmost to preserve a nuclear deal signed with Iran despite US President Donald Trump’s suspicions.

“This is not a bilateral agreement but a multilateral agreement,” EU Secretary-General for Foreign Policy, Helga Schmid, said at a conference on investment in Iran in Switzerland.

“As Europeans, we will do everything to make sure it stays,” she said.

Schmid said Europe has concerns about Iran’s role in regional affairs, but that those issues were not part of the nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan concluded in 2015.

“I‘m absolutely convinced we will not be in a better place to address any of these issues by ditching the [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] JCPOA,” she said.

“The world does not need a second nuclear proliferation crisis. One is already too many,” she added in reference to the confrontation between Washington and North Korea.

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