European powers back Iran deal ahead of United Nations summit

European powers back Iran deal ahead of United Nations summit

European powers back Iran deal ahead of United Nations summit

The President of the European Council Donald Tusk is expected to deliver a comprehensive speech at the UN General Assembly in NY on Thursday.

Trump's remarks, made during a United Nations Security Council briefing on counterproliferation, began by addressing the "one-sided" nature of the Iranian nuclear deal.

U.S. officials criticized European countries on Tuesday after they announced they would not back down on diplomacy with Tehran and promised to facilitate payments related to Iran's exports as part of efforts to salvage the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) after the US' withdrawal.

Wednesday's meeting highlighted a rift between the United States and its European allies over the Iran nuclear deal.

Rouhani pointed out that the leaders had told him that the U.S. had waited for Iran's withdrawal from the JCPOA in order to push ahead with its own agenda.

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Bolton said the United States will be "aggressive and unwavering" in enforcing its sanctions.

"This is one of the most counterproductive measures imaginable for regional and global peace and security", Pompeo said in reference to the EU's end-run around US sanctions.

"Very interesting, someone invites leaders to a U.N. Security Council meeting after himself having trampled on a resolution by the very same council", Rouhani said, referring to the council resolution that backed the landmark 2015 nuclear deal.

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The war of words between Washington and Tehran has intensified since Trump tore up the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in May.

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, speaking at the United Nations alongside Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, said the countries were still working out the technical details.

Iranian leaders are already talking about a post-Trump US government and what new leadership - not just in the White House but also in the House of Representatives and in the US Senate - might mean for their country's long-term goals.

President Trump too portrayed an unveiled stance for its allies against Iran while defending his stance on leaving the nuclear accord.

In response to U.S. threats and belief that renewed economic pressure will force Iran to agree to a new deal, Mr Rouhani stated that dialogue should begin by ending threats and what he called "unjust sanctions" as no sovereign nation could be brought to the negotiating table by hard-line approach.

Iran has said it is a victim of terrorism rather than a perpetrator.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a meeting with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini at the EU Council in Brussels, Belgium, on May 15, 2018.

Once U.S. sanctions go into effect, the group said Iran will have to rely more on barter trades to maintain its oil exports.

"The faster we can bridge those opinions the better", Gargash said.

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