TEHRAN (defapress) – A joint team comprising diplomats from UK, Germany and France are reported to travel to Washington this week to pressure US President Trump into preserving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
News ID: 67183
Publish Date: 29November 2017 - 14:00
According to CNN, the UK, Germany and France have organized
a joint team of senior diplomats to travel to Washington this week in order to
set up their own meetings to keep the landmark Iran nuclear intact in the face
of US hostile policies.
The visit comes at the Europeans’ own initiative, without being
invited by Washington. The team will meet with members of Congress, the State
Department and possibly at the White House on Thursday and Friday, CNN quotes a
senior diplomatic source from one of the participating countries as saying.
The visit aims to ramp up pressure on US President Donald
Trump, who has declared his wish to nullify or change the nuclear agreement
Key European figures, including the EU foreign policy chief
and UK foreign secretary, have been resolute in safeguarding the agreement
despite Trump’s threats to cancel it.
On Nov. 21, Helga Schmid, Deputy to the EU Foreign Policy
Chief Federica Mogherini, headed an EU delegation to Iran to hold talks with
Iranian officials on progress and prospects in civil nuclear cooperation
between the two sides.
During the conference, Schmid confirmed Iran’s compliance
with its nuclear-related commitments, dismissing any possibility of
renegotiation on Iran’s nuclear agreement.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Nov. 13 that
he agreed with the foreign ministers of France, the United Kingdom as well as
with top EU diplomat Federica Mogherini that the nuclear deal reached in 2015
should be maintained.