Germany seeks more details from USA on Iran sanctions

Charlene Craig
May 11, 2018

The Iran nuclear deal should be preserved despite the US decision to withdraw from it, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday.

Both the countries confirmed adherence to the agreement, the statement added.

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Ryabkov's comments came two days after Trump declared that his country was pulling out of the JCPOA, saying Washington would not only reinstate the anti-Iran sanctions lifted as part of the deal, but would also "be instituting the highest level of economic" bans against the Islamic Republic.

After the Iranian nuclear deal was brokered by the UK, China, Russia, France, Germany and the USA in 2015, many European companies rushed back to Iran's lucrative market.

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The German's kind words did not soften Mr Macron's speech as he ripped into Berlin's budget surplus "fetish". Europe has to "act together and speak with one voice", she said, as cited by Germany's Die Welt newspaper.

A day after Trump's controversial decision, which triggered worldwide condemnations, Russian President Vladimir Putin voiced his "deep concern" over his American counterpart's withdrawal from the accord. "We have different assessments, and we exchanged them". This was stated by Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, reports the with reference to the Expert.

After meeting with his French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian, on May 7, Maas said: "We don't think there is any justifiable reason to pull out of this agreement and we continue to make the case for it to our American friends". Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told state television: "If we can get what we want from a deal without America, then Iran will continue to remain committed to the deal".

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Lavrov said Russian Federation values Iran's "balanced" position and will hold consultations on the future of the pact with the other signatories.

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