News ID: 204067
Published: 0141 GMT November 10, 2017

EU, Iran defend nuclear deal, under fire from Trump

EU, Iran defend nuclear deal, under fire from Trump
REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
European Union Foreign Affairs Chief Federica Mogherini

The nuclear deal was “a major achievement of European and international multilateral diplomacy”, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told a conference in Uzbekistan.

“The European Union will make sure it will continue to be fully implemented by all, in all its parts,” she said, Reuters reported.

Trump on Oct. 13 dealt a blow to the pact by refusing to certify that Tehran was complying with the accord, under which Iran agreed to curb its nuclear program in return for relief from economic sanctions. International inspectors said it was complying.

The US Congress has until mid-December to decide whether to re-impose sanctions lifted by the deal.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also spoke on Friday at the United Nations-sponsored conference on Central Asian security and development in Samarkand.

“By clinching the nuclear deal and fulfilling all our commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, we have in action proved our compliance with the principle of non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament,” he said, without mentioning Trump directly.

   
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