Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime Is at Stake, Macron Says

European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini addresses a press conference on "Supporting the future of Syria and the region" at the European Council in Brussels on April 25, 2018. (Photo by AFP)

The European Union's diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini has said the bloc is "determined to preserve" the Iran nuclear deal.

Mogherini made the n Tuesday shortly after US President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA.)

The 2015 agreement "is delivering on its goal which is guaranteeing that Iran doesn't develop nuclear weapons, the European Union is determined to preserve it," Mogherini added, warning that she was "particularly worried" by the US' announcement of fresh sanctions.

Meanwhile, French President Emmanuel Macron said that France, Germany and Britain regretted Trump's decision to pull out from JCPOA. "France, Germany, and the UK regret the US decision to leave the JCPOA. The nuclear non-proliferation regime is at stake," he twitted.

"We will work collectively on a broader framework, covering nuclear activity, the post-2025 period, ballistic activity, and stability in the Middle-East, notably Syria, Yemen, and Iraq," he added.

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