Europe, Iran seek to save nuclear deal after United States pullout

Saudi Arabia says it may raise oil output after US quits Iran nuclear deal

JCPOA was implemented in 2016 after five permanent members of UN Security Council, China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and US plus Germany reached an agreement with Rouhani's government to lift worldwide sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic in exchange for Tehran to curb its nuclear program.

"If the remaining five countries continue to abide by the agreement, Iran will remain in the deal despite the will of America", he said.

The exacerbation of relations between Israel and Iran over Syria has sparked Moscow's concern, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. Then he left Moscow for Brussels where he is slated to meet with the foreign ministers of UK, Germany, and France as well as the EU High Representative Mogherini.

He made the remarks in an interview with Fox News, after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal on Tuesday.

Tehran has warned it is preparing to resume "industrial-scale" uranium enrichment "without any restrictions" unless Europe can provide solid guarantees that it can maintain the economic benefits it gained from the nuclear agreement despite the United States reimposing sanctions.

In the past week, it has slapped a new series of sanctions against Iran.

The Government's position, in common with its European Union partners, remains that the 2015 deal remains in operation and that former EU and United Nations sanctions on Iran, which had been suspended under the agreement, are not being reinstated.

Zarif was in Moscow to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday, a day after visiting leaders in Beijing.

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Located in mountainous terrain in the northeast of the country, Punggye-ri is less than 100 miles (160 kilometers) from China. Pyongyang's pledge may open the way in which for airways to route flights by means of North Korean airspace.

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said earlier that Europe should not accept that the U.S.is the "world's economic policeman", or become the USA "vassals" that "obey decisions taken by the United States while clinging to the hem of their pants;" Rather, Le Maire asked, "or do we want to say we have our economic interests, we consider we will continue to do trade with Iran?"

But the reach of the U.S. financial system, the dominance of the USA dollar, Trump's efforts to weaken the WTO and the presence of European companies' operations in the United States all weaken any potential EU measures.

"We'll outline what we might be able to do to keep trade flowing, but we'll tell them (Iran) that they should be under no illusion about our ability to influence American policy and to influence the economic situation." the diplomat said.

"It is not the matter of Iran's nuclear deal, it is the matter of dignity of Europe because President Trump believes in unilateralism; he thinks he's master of the world, he's a business police of the world and he will make a decision and the other countries must obey him", Mr Mianji said.

The deal's proponents say it is crucial to forestalling a nuclear Iran and preventing wider war in the Middle East.

"The Europeans have between 45 and 60 days to give the necessary guarantees to safeguard Iranian interests and compensate the damages caused by the United States pullout", Icana.ir reported.

Tehran has expressed its opposition to Trump's move.

But European diplomats were despondent.

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