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EU States to Stick to Nuclear Deal Irrespective of US Decision

At this delicate juncture, it would be a mistake to walk away from the nuclear agreement. I am sure of one thing: every available alternative is worse, according to British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson
US President Donald Trump shakes hands with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (L) in New York on September 18, 2017.US President Donald Trump shakes hands with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (L) in New York on September 18, 2017.

France, Britain and Germany will keep to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran irrespective of the United States’ decision later this week because it is the best way to avoid nuclear proliferation, France’s foreign minister said on Monday.
“We are determined to save this deal because this accord safeguards against nuclear proliferation and is the right way to stop Iran getting a nuclear weapon,” Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters in Berlin, Reuters reported.
Iran says its nuclear program has no military aspects.
Germany does not see any reason to scrap the nuclear deal and would do everything possible to uphold it, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday.
“We continue to believe that this agreement makes the world safer and without this agreement the world would be less safe,” Maas said at a joint news conference with his visiting French counterpart.
“We fear a failure would result in an escalation,” Maas said.

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