Ships in the Aquarius aid convoy docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the perilous Mediterranean only to become the latest pawn in Europe's battle over immigration.
Spain’s coast guard rescued 933 migrants and found four dead bodies in the Mediterranean on Friday and Saturday, as the country prepared for the arrival of a charity rescue ship that was denied a port by Italy and Malta.
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the Islamic Republic will not wait for Europe's dateless promises, urging European countries to "explicitly and swiftly" announce their decisions about a key 2015 nuclear agreement after the US pullout.
Slovenian Ambassador to Iran Kristina Radej dismissed judgments about the impacts of US sanctions against Iran after Washington's withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal, stressing that the European countries are enthusiastic about continued trade relations with Tehran.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the European Union's "political support" for a 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement is not enough, urging the bloc to take more practical steps to boost economic cooperation with Iran.
The US withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on May 8, four days ahead of the deadline (May 12) set by the country's president, Donald J. Trump, who, later, signed an executive memorandum to unilaterally reinstate nuclear sanctions against Iran.
The European Union’s energy chief tried to reassure Iran on Saturday that the bloc remained committed to salvaging a nuclear deal with Tehran despite US President Donald Trump’s decision to exit the accord and reimpose sanctions.
On the heels of a decision by US President Donald Trump to withdraw the United States from Iran’s nuclear deal, France’s Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire has urged Europe to stop acting like “US vassals” and continue trading with Tehran in defiance of what “the economic gendarme of the planet” has in store.