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Poland says EU needs more 'empathy' towards US over Iran deal

WARSAW – The EU should pay more heed to US security concerns linked to Washington's withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as the bloc decides how to address American sanctions against the Islamic Republic, Poland's chief diplomat said.

 

Since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the accord this month, European states have been scrambling to ensure Iran gets enough economic benefits to persuade it to stay in the deal and keep limits on its nuclear activities.

 

Tehran is pressuring Europe to come up with a package of economic measures to offset the US pullout by May 31, saying it was "weeks" from deciding whether to quit the pact. Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia remain in it.

 

Poland's Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said Warsaw—a staunch ally of Washington—had not decided yet whether to back the ban, potentially complicating a decision that needs unanimous backing from the EU's 28 members.

 


First published: 05.26.18, 20:24