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EghtesadOnline: The Spanish official set to become the European Union's point man on Iran says the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran must be preserved.

During a parliamentary confirmation hearing to become the next EU foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell said Monday that we have to keep the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Tehran’s nuclear program alive “to defend our interests, our security and avoid something worse”, AP reported. 

Borrell, who is currently foreign minister in Spain's caretaker government and set to take over in Brussels from Federica Mogherini on Nov. 1, says the political unity of the Europeans will be crucial in keeping the agreement going.

The pact has been on life support since US President Donald Trump pulled out of the nuclear deal last year, triggering US sanctions and Iranian threats to abandon it, according to Financial Tribune.

The efforts of European signatories to adopt compensatory measures have been unsuccessful so far because of their lack of courage to stand up to Trump’s bullying. 


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