Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Iran FM Due in Beijing, Moscow, Brussels for Intensive JCPOA Talks

Iran FM Due in Beijing, Moscow, Brussels for Intensive JCPOA Talks

"This goes for all levels, not just for the White House".

"I do not see a simple solution to shield companies from all risks of American sanctions", Maas told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.

On may 8 the President of the United States Donald trump announced the withdrawal from the agreement on Iran's nuclear program and has announced new sanctions against the Iranian regime.

"We will seek to make sure that it does not destroy the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) for the Iranian nuclear program".

"We feel that the extraterritoriality of their sanction measures are unacceptable", he told the French daily Le Parisien.

In a declaration on Tuesday, President Donald Trump officially withdrew the United States from the nuclear pact.

White House National Security adviser John Bolton refreshed the threat on Sunday, saying US sanctions could be imposed on European companies doing business with Iran.

Germany - along with France and Britain - has said it remains committed to the nuclear deal.

The foreign ministers of Germany, France and the United Kingdom - three European signatories of the 2015 deal with Iran - are scheduled to meet their Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif on Tuesday in Brussels.

In a Friday phone conversation with Zarif, Mogherini discussed the need for continued implementation of the Iran nuclear deal.

Following an order by President Hassan Rouhani, FM Zarif will start his intensive visits on Sunday with the aim of investigating the possibility of continuing the implementation of JCPOA provided that the Iranian nation's interests are guaranteed, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said. "It's clear that for that we have to maintain economic incentives, and that would not be easy after the USA decision" he said.

The Trump administration portrayed its rejection of the nuclear agreement as a response, in part, to Tehran's interventions in the Middle East, underpinning Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's tough line towards Iran.

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