UK, France and Germany pledge to remain in Iran nuclear deal as US withdraws

Britain, France and Germany have pledged to remain in the Iranian nuclear deal despite Donald Trump pulling America out of the agreement . boris
In a joint statement the countries expressed “regret and concern” over the decision and urged Iran to “show restraint” in its response. Hassan Rouhani, the president of Iran, said that the country would remain in the deal as discussions with allies take place over the next “few weeks”.

However he said if talks fail with other partners to the deal then Iran was prepared to restart its uranium enrichment programme. Middle Eastern allies of America welcomed Mr Trump’s decision, with leaders in Israel and Saudi Arabia issuing messages of support.

But Federica Mogherini, the EU foreign affairs chief, said that no one would be allowed to “dismantle” the agreement and urged the Iranian people to stay committed.

Here is how the world reacted to Mr Trump’s decision to withdraw America from the deal and reimpose economic sanctions on Iran.

 In a joint statement, Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron insisted they will stay in the nuclear agreement.

It read: “It is with regret and concern that we, the Leaders of France, Germany and the United Kingdom take note of President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States of America from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [JCPOA].”

The statement went on: “Our governments remain committed to ensuring the agreement is upheld, and will work with all the remaining parties to the deal to ensure this remains the case including through ensuring the continuing economic benefits to the Iranian people that are linked to the agreement.”


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