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Tuesday 20th March 2018

Merkel Defends Iran’s Nuclear Deal

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7Dnews London - Reuters

Wed, 16 May 2018 16:49 GMT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has sided with Iran in defending their nuclear deal saying that Iran will not “surrender” to the US, according to Reuters.

Angela Merkel’s decision to back Iran’s nuclear plan comes as a result of a joint agreement between major European countries to agree with Iran’s commitment to its nuclear project.  

Chancellor Merkel said, “This agreement is everything other than ideal, but Iran is, according to all the knowledge of the international nuclear authorities, sticking to the commitments of the agreement.”  

Repudiating the result of more than a decade of diplomacy, Trump complained that the deal does not cover Iran’s ballistic missiles, its role in regional wars or what happens after the pact begins to expire in 2025.

Major European countries share Trump’s concerns but argue that the nuclear deal is the best way to stop the increasingly influential regional power from obtaining an atomic weapon.

 


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