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Time for Europe to Save Nuclear Deal Running Out

Time for Europe to Save Nuclear Deal Running OutTime for Europe to Save Nuclear Deal Running Out

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Sunday that the time for Europe to show it can save the nuclear deal is coming to an end.

“This issue must be clear that Iran’s officials will not wait for Europe’s unending promises,” Larijani told the chamber in an open session carried live by state TV.

“The time for negotiations is coming to an end and if Europe considers itself capable of maintaining the nuclear agreement, it must announce its decision explicitly and promptly. Otherwise Iran will take the next steps with regards to nuclear and other issues.”

The United States announced last month that it was withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal and reimposing sanctions that would hit international businesses operating in Iran.  

The other parties to the deal–Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia–have vowed to stay in the accord but appear powerless to stop their companies pulling out of Iran for fear of US penalties.

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