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EU backs under-fire Iran nuclear pact at Brussels talks

BRUSSELS – European Union powers on Thursday urged President Donald Trump to endorse a key nuclear agreement with Iran saying the deal is essential for international security.

 

The foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany threw their weight behind the pact limiting Iran's nuclear ambitions and insisted that the Islamic Republic is respecting it.

 

"There is no indication today that could call into doubt Iranian respect of the agreement," French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters in Brussels, after a meeting between the Europeans and their Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif.

 

Le Drian called on all parties to uphold the agreement, noting that "our American allies should respect it as well. There is no particular reason for any rupture."

 


First published: 01.11.18, 14:06