EghtesadOnline: The European Union will work to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and would welcome any progress that could be gained in addition to upholding the agreement, the EU foreign policy chief said on Friday.
“My role ... is to preserve the full implementation of the existing agreements. Again, if something else can be built on it, this would be welcomed and accompanied by the European Union,” Federica Mogherini told reporters during an EU foreign ministers meeting in Helsinki, Finland, Reuters reported.
The deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, has been in jeopardy since the US withdrew from it last year and reimposed sanctions on Iran, seeking to push Tehran into wider security concessions, including curbs on its ballistic missile program.
New hope of unblocking the political impasse emerged after Iran’s foreign minister made a flying visit for talks with host France at the G7 Summit in Biarritz last Sunday, Financial Tribune reported.
“If this new momentum is real, this can build on the work that we have been doing for years,” Mogherini said.