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EU: Nuclear agreement with Iran can still be saved

According to European Union foreign chief Frederica Mogherini, the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran can still be saved, she said after an EU summit in Brussels with European foreign ministers. The Iranian violation of the 2015 agreement is, according to her, “not significant”.

Other European ministers also want to “do everything possible” to save the agreement. EU ministers met on Monday at a special summit to discuss the rising tensions between the United States and Iran.

US President Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear agreement in 2018. As a result, he again imposed economic sanctions on Iran. Tehran responded by increasing uranium production and enrichment.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed last week that the country has indeed exceeded the permitted amount of uranium enrichment agreed in the agreement.

France, Germany and Great Britain, despite Tehran not keeping to the agreements, still support the agreement.

The European Union wants the US and Iran to talk to each other. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said at the summit that Europe must work together to save the deal. Iran must also adhere to the agreements, the minister said.

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