EU foreign policy chief defends Iran nuclear deal

Published on 20 Mar 2017, 23:34
The EU foreign policy chief has strongly defended the Iran nuclear deal, ruling out the possibility of renegotiating the agreement.

Federica Mogherini was speaking at an international conference on nuclear policy. She said the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, has five times confirmed that Tehran has fully abided by the agreement and that there is no alternative to the deal. Mogherini made the remarks in an apparent response to the US president’s attacks on the agreement.

Donald Trump has frequently called the accord the worst deal ever. During his presidential campaign, Trump repeatedly vowed to tear up the agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group upon taking office. His remarks drew criticism both in the US and at the international level. Observers believe the US is not able to cancel such an international deal and that abandoning it would only lead to Washington’s isolation.

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