- PressTV Published on May 7, 2018
The foreign ministers of Germany and France, two signatories to a nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries in 2015, have expressed their countries’ firm determination to preserve the multilateral agreement. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday that Berlin sees no reason to scrap the nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and vowed to do everything possible to uphold it. “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 French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Berlin. “We fear a failure [to abide by the deal] would result in an escalation,” the top German diplomat added. US President Trump, a long-time critic of the JCPOA, has repeatedly threatened to abrogate the nuclear agreement by not extending sanctions waivers when they expire on May 12, if the European signatories to the deal – Britain, France and Germany – do not “fix” what he calls its “terrible flaws.”
- PressTV Published on May 5, 2018
Russia and China, in a joint statement, have reiterated their support for the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries. The statement said Moscow and Beijing underline full support for the effective implementation of the deal which was approved by the United Nations Security Council. Russia and China supported the key and independent role of the International Atomic Energy Agency in inspecting and monitoring Iran’s nuclear activities. The two permanent members of the Security Council also emphasized the urgent necessity for all parties to the JCPOA to rigorously adhere to and fully honor their commitments under the deal. The US president has been a strong critic of the accord and threatened to withdraw from it.