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Iran nuclear accord not ideal, but best to stick with it

The best way to address international concern about Iran's role in the region and its ballistic missile program is within the framework of the nuclear deal, even after the United States pulled out, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

 

"The question is whether you can talk better if you terminate an agreement or if you stay in it ... we say you can talk better if you remain in it," Merkel told lawmakers in the Bundestag lower house of parliament on Wednesday.

 

European powers this week vowed to keep the 2015 nuclear deal alive without the United States by trying to keep Iran's oil and investment flowing, but admitted they would struggle to provide the guarantees Tehran seeks.

 


First published: 05.16.18, 11:17