Brussels to preserve Iran nuclear deal: Mogherini

Brussels to preserve Iran nuclear deal: Mogherini

Brussels to preserve Iran nuclear deal: Mogherini

The European Union will make sure that the Iran nuclear deal “will continue to be fully implemented by all, in all its parts,” the European Union’s foreign policy chief said on Nov. 10.

Speaking at a conference in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, the EU’s Federica Mogherini said the agreement was “a major achievement of European and international multilateral diplomacy that is delivering,” Reuters has reported. 

U.S. President Donald Trump on Oct. 13 dealt a blow to the pact by refusing to certify that Tehran was complying with the accord even though international inspectors said it was.

But U.S. lawmakers signaled this week they planned to ensure the U.S. complied with the agreement under which Iran agreed to curb its nuclear programme in return for relief from economic sanctions.

Congress has until mid-December to decide whether to reimpose sanctions lifted under the deal.   

Meanwhile, the UN’s nuclear watchdog director Yukiya Amano on Nov. 9 said that Tehran was complying with the nuclear deal in a meeting with U.S. ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, the agency said.    

It was the second meeting between Haley and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief.In a statement, the IAEA said Haley and Amano “discussed the IAEA’s verification and monitoring of Iran’s implementation of its nuclear-related commitments” under the agreement with six global powers -- the U.S., Russia, China, France, the UK and Germany.

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