Expert Hails Borrell’s Visit as Positive

Expert Hails Borrell’s Visit as PositiveExpert Hails Borrell’s Visit as Positive

Meetings between Iranian officials and the European Union foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, in Tehran on Feb. 3-4 showed that the European powers are open to waiting out US President Donald Trump’s first term in office before taking further action on the 2015 nuclear deal, a foreign policy expert said.
Hassan Beheshtipour said although France, Germany and Britain triggered the nuclear accord’s dispute resolution mechanism, Borrell’s optimistic approach toward disagreements shows that Europe is still in favor of negotiations, IRNA reported.
Months after the surprise election of Trump to the White House, the US unilaterally withdrew from the nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and slapped sweeping sanctions on Tehran. 


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