European Powers Urge Trump To Preserve Iran Nuclear Deal As Deadline Looms

Posted In: News Date:Jan 11th, 2018

Under terms of the agreement, the report said, Congress requires the president to periodically certify Iran’s compliance and issue a waiver to continue sanction suspension. The current deadline is Friday.

Foreign ministers representing the three countries and the EU’s top diplomat told Reuters there was no alternative to the pact and the sanctions should remain lifted.

Trump has said in the past the 2015 pact was “the worst deal ever negotiated,” the report said.

“We agree on this approach, we want to protect (the deal) against every possible decision that might undermine it,” Germany’s Sigmar Gabriel said alongside his French and British counterparts and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini after meeting Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Reuters reported.

“It is absolutely necessary to have this to prevent the development of nuclear weapons at a time when other parts of the world are discussing how to get them,” Gabriel continued, later specifically mentioning North Korea in his remarks.