Tuesday, May 8, 2018

EU leaders decry Trump’s withdrawal from Iran deal, vow to work together to maintain it

Iran deal
European leaders wasted no time in denouncing US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Major European allies have already condemned the decision and vowed to keep to the original terms.

French President Emmanuel Macron said he intended to develop a broader agreement covering Iranian nuclear activity and ballistic missile development. He spoke on behalf of the UK, German and French governments saying all three were disappointed by the US decision.

"We will work collectively on a broader framework, covering nuclear activity, the post-2025 period, ballistic activity, and stability in the Middle-East, notably Syria, Yemen, and Iraq," Macron said on Twitter, moments after Trump made the announcement.

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini has called for the international community to hold the line and stick to the original terms of the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal. The move directly contravenes US President Donald Trump's latest announcement that he will withdraw from the deal and reimpose sanctions on Tehran.

"I am particularly worried by the announcement tonight of new sanctions," Mogherini said, as cited by Reuters. "The European Union is determined to preserve it... Together with the rest of the international community, we will preserve this nuclear deal.”


  1. US President Donald Trump has announced the withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear deal.

    Speaking at the White House, he also announced the re-establishment of US sanctions against Iran.

    The decision is likely to raise the risk of conflict in the Middle East, upset America's European allies and disrupt global oil supplies.

    Mr Trump described the deal as "defective at its core," and said that he is ready, willing and able to negotiate a new deal with Iran when it is ready.

    "I am announcing today that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal," Mr Trump said at the White House. "In a few moments, I will sign a presidential memorandum to begin reinstating US nuclear sanctions on the Iranian regime. We will be instituting the highest level of economic sanctions."

    He called Tehran the world's leading state sponsor of terror, and decried its influence in the Middle East.

  2. The Israeli military says it has detected "irregular Iranian activity" in Syria and has ordered residents of the occupied Golan Heights to prepare their bomb shelters.
    The military says it has prepared for a variety of scenarios.
    "Any aggression against Israel will be met with a severe response," spokesman Jonathan Conricus said.
    The alert came as President Trump announced the US was pulling out of a nuclear agreement with Iran.

    1. Syrian media reported on Tuesday night that powerful explosions were heard coming from a military base south of Damascus, with some alleging they were the result of an Israeli airstrike. The blasts were reported in the area of el-Kiswah, which has been identified in the past as the site of a potential Iranian army base.

  3. “The European Union regrets today's statement by the President of the United States on the nuclear deal with Iran [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA]. Should the US reconsider this position,” she said minutes after the US President Donald Trump announced his unilateral decision.

    “As long as Iran continues to implement its nuclear related commitments, as it is doing so far, the EU will remain committed to the continued full and effective implementation of the nuclear deal. We fully trust the work, competence and autonomy of the International Atomic Energy Agency that has published 10 reports certifying that Iran has fully complied with its commitments,” The European External Action Service (EEAS) quoted Mogherini as saying in reaction to the statement by the US president regarding the Iran nuclear deal.

    US President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that Washington would pull out of Iran nuclear deal and reinstate nuclear sanctions on Iran.


Only News

Featured Post

“The U.S. must stop supporting terrorists who are destroying Syria and her people" : US Congresswoman, Tulsi Gabbard

US Congresswoman, Tulsi Gabbard, recently visited Syria, and even met with President Bashar Al-Assad. She also visited the recently libe...

Blog Widget by LinkWithin