European Threats Meant to ‘Buy Time’ Until US Election

European Threats Meant to ‘Buy Time’ Until US ElectionEuropean Threats Meant to ‘Buy Time’ Until US Election

The European signatories to the 2015 nuclear agreement would leave the sword of Damocles hanging over Iran until the outcome of the next US presidential election becomes clear, a former envoy to several European countries says.
"Europeans believe that US President Donald Trump is responsible for the situation surrounding the nuclear deal and denounce the US exit from the nuclear deal. They … hope that Trump will not be reelected in 2020 as a result of the impeachment inquiry," Abdolreza Faraji-Rad also told the Iranian Diplomacy website in a recent interview. 
The US president, who last year pulled out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action signed between Tehran and world powers, is facing calls for impeachment over accusations that he pressured a foreign leader to influence a US election.
"Europe will continue to issue threats against Iran's steps toward reducing its compliance with the JCPOA. However, they will not go further than that as they want to buy time until the results of the next US election are announced," Faraji-Rad, an expert on international affairs, said. 


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