Alahednews Alahednews Mogherini: ‘No Alternative’ to Iran Deal The EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Monday there was ’no alternative’ to the Iran nuclear deal. Putin, Merkel Discuss Defense against Trump’s Sanctions Drive Putin and Merkel discussed sanctions imposed by the Trump administration that could hurt companies in Germany and Russia. EU to Block US Sanctions on Iran to Protect European Firms The EU has announced that the bloc plans to apply a 1996 law that would prohibit European companies with any US sanctions. Denmark to Pull Special Forces from Iraq Denmark said it would pull its special forces from Iraq as most of the Daesh-occupied areas had been freed. EU Council’s Chief Blasts Trump in New Push to Save Iran Deal Tusk branded Trump as selfish & capricious while the EU leaders gathered to count the likely economic damage US policies might inflict on the bloc. Mogherini: EU Determined to Preserve JCPOA EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini noted ’We are determined to preserve the deal.’ EU’s Juncker: Europe Must Replace US as Leader After Trump Quits Iran Deal President of EU slammed Washington’s pullout from JCPOA, urging the replacement of the US as leader. European Countries Voice Regret over Trump’s Decision on JCPOA French President Emmanuel Macron in a message on Twitter expressed France, UK and Germany’s regrets over US Trump’s recent act. EU Urges «Israel» to Take Iran Nuclear Work Claims to IAEA The EU chief said only the IAEA can assess any claim on Iranian nuclear program. Romanian President Calls on PM to Resign Over «Israel» Visit Romania’s President called on its PM to step down over an ’absurd secrecy’ surrounding her visit to ’Israel’. Global Donors to Seek More Than $6 bln for Syrian Aid Governments will seek more than $6 billion in aid for Syria at a two-day donor conference. Italian Officials, German Firm Face Lawsuit over Saudi Arms Sales A complaint was filed by a coalition of human rights groups against Italian government officials and a major European arms manufacturer over their inv Dublin Becomes First European Capital to Endorse BDS for Palestinian Rights Dublin became the first European capital to endorse the BDS movement for Palestinian rights. Serbian FM Confesses UK Pressed Belgrade to Oust Russian Diplomat Serbian Foreign Minister said that Britain had demanded that Serbia expel a Russian diplomatic worker. Poland, US Sign $4.75 Bln Deal on Patriot Missiles Poland signed the largest weapons procurement deal in its history, agreeing with the US on a $4.75 billion deal on Patriot missiles. EU Gets ’Signals’ US Wants to Expel Russian Diplomats over Skripal Case - Reports US President Donald Trump is weighing the National Security Council’s recommendation to expel several Russian diplomats from the country Massive Rally Held in Slovakia to Urge PM’s Ouster Thousands of people rallied in Slovakia to demand the resignation of PM Robert Fico’s administration. Grenade Thrown at US Embassy in Montenegro, Attacker Commits Suicide The US mission in Podgorica urged people to avoid the area following a grenade attack on the diplomatic premises by an unknown assailant. Poland Cancels ’Israeli’ Minister’s Visit Poland cancelled a visit to the country by the so-called ’Israeli’ Education Minister Naftali Bennett, who had said he will take off for Poland Turkey, Russia Agree to Establishing Posts in Idlib Erdogan and Putin agreed to step up efforts to form observation posts in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib. Bulgarian Gov’t Survives No-Confidence Vote Bulgaria’s ruling coalition has survived a no-confidence vote called by the opposition. Slovenia Ready to Recognize the Palestinian State The Slovenian government hopes MPs will vote to recognize the Palestinian state and become only the second country to do so as an EU member state. Serbian Politician Gunned Down in Kosovo, Attack Called Terror Act A Kosovo Serb politician has been shot dead outside his party headquarters. Belgium: Building Collapses After Explosion, Terrorism Ruled Out An explosion injured up to 20 people when it tore through three adjacent residential buildings in the Belgian city of Antwerp on Monday evening, local Mogherini: EU to Remain Cuba’s «Reliable» Partner After US Policy Shift EU’s foreign policy chief said that the bloc’s ties with Cuba would remain, slamming US policy shift.