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Mogherini Reiterates Europe, Int’l Community Working To Preserve Nuclear Deal
Brussels together with the international community is working to preserve Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [JCPOA], High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said.
“We are working, as a Union of 28 member states and with the rest of the international community, to preserve a nuclear agreement that has so far been implemented in full, as certified by the International Atomic Energy Agency in 13 consecutive reports,” Mogherini reiterated Friday in an interview, which was published in European Council on Foreign Relations [ECFR].
“I start by saying this because I often hear that, on this issue, Europe is motivated mainly by economic or trade considerations. That is not the case: we do this to prevent a nuclear non-proliferation agreement that is working from being dismantled, and to prevent a major security crisis in the Middle East,” she added.
“Part of this work requires us to guarantee that firms wanting to do legitimate business with Iran are allowed to do so.”
“This is what we are working on right now: tools that will assist, protect, and reassure economic actors pursuing legitimate business with Iran,” Mogherini stressed.
She added, “It is true that this situation has triggered a conversation on European economic sovereignty. We Europeans cannot accept that a foreign power – even our closest friend and ally – makes decisions over our legitimate trade with another country.”
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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