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As European states and China reiterated their commitment to the nuclear deal, Iran's foreign ministry stated that in spite of Washington's move, Tehran would abide by its obligations under the deal, calling on the worldwide community to stand up against "US law-breaking behavior, bullying and disregard for the rule of law".
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is now visiting Europe to meet with the leaders of Germany, France and U.K.to try to persuade them to take a hardline stance against Iran.
During visits to Germany, France, and the United Kingdom on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday respectively, Netanyahu will attempt to convince Merkel, Macron, and May that the nuclear agreement to which their countries are party is based on the falsehood that Iran had never pursued a nuclear weapons program, and is therefore essentially invalid.
'It's important to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.
The EU is trying to come up with ways to persuade Iran to stick with the deal by protecting the economic benefits it gained when tough sanctions were lifted in return for it halting the weapons-capable aspects of its nuclear program.
Israel has proposed that "a military coalition" be formed against Iran in case Tehran pursues "military-grade" uranium enrichment, suggesting that the military force would comprise of the Israeli regime, the U.S., the Western states and their Arab allies.More news: Lions, tigers, jaguar on the loose at German zoo; bear shot
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In the face of the USA retreat, all three European leaders strongly defend the agreement as the best way to head off a regional arms race and have vowed with Russian Federation and China, the two other signatory countries, to keep it alive.
Iran has said it has the option of resuming industrial-scale enrichment now that the U.S. has withdrawn from the deal.
Merkel has acknowledged that while European powers see the JCPOA as the best guarantee against an Iran with nuclear weapons, it is "not ideal". Macron reiterated that he wanted to open up new negotiations on the other issues of concern to Washington.
Trump also objected that the 2015 deal, reached under his predecessor Barack Obama, did not address Iran's nuclear work beyond 2025 or its role in conflicts in Yemen and Syria. "Some Europeans are talking about limiting our defensive missile program".
For all of Iran's fierce public riposte to USA threats of tougher sanctions, some senior Iranian officials see the US position as a "bargaining strategy" and believe the door to a diplomatic compromise should stay open. S. financial sanctions to dissuade Tehran from quitting the accord. He said, 'I will cancel or change the agreement.' There was no change, he canceled it. S. withdrawal. Iran on Tuesday informed the U.
Earlier Monday, the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency renewed calls for Iran to provide "timely and proactive cooperation" in inspections that are part of the nuclear deal.