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Germany reportedly weighing new sanctions against Iran
Central European giant reportedly rallies allies, mulls new sanctions on Iran to display serious approach to President Trump's threats to decertify Iran nuclear deal; Germany, France and Britain consider sanctions to 'punish Iran for missile program, meddling in Middle Eastern conflicts.'

Germany is lobbying among European allies to agree to new sanctions against Iran in an attempt to prevent President Donald Trump from terminating an international deal curbing Tehran's nuclear program, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Saturday.

 

 

The report cited diplomats in Brussels as saying that Germany was pushing for new sanctions together with Britain and France to show the United States that European allies were taking Trump's criticism against Iran seriously.

 

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Germany is reportedly weighing levying new sanctions against Iran (Photo: Getty Images)
Chancellor Angela Merkel's Germany is reportedly weighing levying new sanctions against Iran (Photo: Getty Images)

 

A German foreign ministry spokeswoman and another government spokesman both declined to comment on the report.

 

Germany wants to punish Iran for its missile program and its meddling in conflicts in other Middle East countries, such as the war in Yemen and Syria, the report said.

 

Above all, the aim of the Europeans is to prevent the United States from terminating the nuclear agreement sealed in 2015, as repeatedly threatened by Trump, Der Spiegel reported.

 

Iran and President Hassan Rouhani (L) said they would retaliate against any new sanctions by President Trump (Photo: AFP, Getty Images)
Iran and President Hassan Rouhani (L) said they would retaliate against any new sanctions by President Trump (Photo: AFP, Getty Images)

 

Iran said last week it would retaliate against new sanctions imposed by Washington after Trump set an ultimatum to fix "disastrous flaws" in a deal curbing Tehran's nuclear program.

 

Trump has said he would waive nuclear sanctions on Iran for the last time to give the United States and European allies a final chance to amend the pact. Washington also imposed sanctions on the head of Iran's judiciary and others.

 


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