Russia, EU signal parting ways with US on Iran deal

Russia, EU signal parting ways with US on Iran deal
Sat Oct 7, 2017 09:51:37

Russia and the European Union rally behind a 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran after reports that US President Donald Trump is set to decertify the international accord soon.

PressTV--  The European Commission said on Friday that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the agreement is called, is working and all sides should stick to their commitments. 

The remarks by a Commission spokeswoman came after a senior US administration official said on Thursday Trump would announce soon that he would decertify the landmark agreement.

"We are following very closely all the developments on the deal... reminding that it is a non-proliferation deal, which has been endorsed by the UN Security Council, that it's working, delivering as it has been verified eight times by the international agency for atomic energy," the spokeswoman told a news conference in Brussels.

"It is a durable, long-term solution to the Iranian nuclear issue which gives all sides the necessary assurances and we expect all sides to stick to their commitments under the deal," she added. 

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