Monday 23 July 2018

Top European diplomats plan to salvage Iran nuclear deal

The foreign ministers of the UK, France, Germany and Iran have agreed to further talks to save the accord following the US withdrawal.

Boris Johnson was among the foreign ministers battling to save the deal (AP)
Boris Johnson was among the foreign ministers battling to save the deal (AP)

By Lorne Cook and Raf Casert, Associated Press

A meeting of the foreign ministers of the UK, France, Germany and Iran has produced a blueprint for further talks to salvage the Iran nuclear deal after the United States pulled out, the EU’s foreign policy chief said.

Federica Mogherini said the ministers shared a willingness to “arrive at practical solutions” for keeping the 2015 deal going, despite the decision of US president Donald Trump to abandon the agreement.

Ms Mogherini said “there was awareness of the urgency”, and the four ministers agreed to find some solutions within weeks.

Press Association

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