EghtesadOnline: The European Union’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell, said he will try to ensure Iran's economic interests under the 2015 nuclear deal through European initiatives rather than convincing the United States to change its policies.
EghtesadOnline: Europe’s security and economic dependence on the United States impedes the European Union foreign policy chief’s endeavors to preserve the 2015 nuclear accord, an expert on international relations said.
EghtesadOnline: Despite the US attempts to drive a wedge between Iran and Europe over the 2015 nuclear deal, the European powers set great store on Iran’s significant regional role and, therefore, are incentivized to help preserve the landmark accord, a lawmaker said.
EghtesadOnline: European diplomats drew a line in the sand last month, telling American officials their bullying tactics would not help marshal support for US President Donald Trump’s Iran policy.
EghtesadOnline: The launch of the nuclear deal’s dispute resolution mechanism by France, Germany and Britain is the European way of keeping tabs on both Iran and the US, responding to Tehran’s reduction of nuclear commitments while stalling until the 2020 US presidential vote before deciding to reimpose global sanctions on Iran, a former diplomat said.
EghtesadOnline: President Hassan Rouhani warned European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal against adopting a wrong approach toward the nuclear issue like the United States’ withdrawal from the agreement in 2018.
EghtresadOnline: European powers will not move to reimpose international sanctions on Iran, which will in effect kill the 2015 nuclear deal, as long as Tehran restrains expansion of its nuclear work, European diplomats said.
EghtesadOnline: Iran should not engage in dialogue with European powers in the current unfavorable atmosphere, as it may be forced to make substantial concessions, an expert on international relations said.
EghtesadOnline: Considering the growing Iran-US tensions, Tehran needs to refrain from any measure that could lead to greater pressure on the country and could sway the European parties to the 2015 nuclear deal toward the Trump administration, an expert on international relations said.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said Tehran has not closed the door to negotiations with European countries about issues surrounding the 2015 nuclear deal despite their recent activation of the agreement’s dispute resolution mechanism.