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Germany, France to support Iran deal sans US

ANI | Updated: May 08, 2018 06:31 IST

Berlin [Germany], May 8 (ANI): Germany and France agreed to continue supporting the Iran nuclear deal even if the United States pulled out from the agreement.
At a joint press meet, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said the world became "safer" with the ratifying of the Iran deal.
"We fear that a failure of this might lead to an escalation and we might return to the period before 2013. That would be in no one's interest," he was quoted by Anadolu news agency as saying.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who is on a state visit to Germany, too echoed his German counterpart's views, adding that Berlin and Paris "were determined to save the Iran nuclear deal."
This agreement is the right way to ensure that Iran will not develop a nuclear bomb. This agreement must be maintained, irrespective of the US decision, the French Foreign Minister said.
Earlier, United States President Donald Trump said he will announce a decision on the Iran nuclear deal at the White House on Tuesday afternoon.
Taking to Twitter, President Trump wrote, "I will be announcing my decision on the Iran Deal tomorrow from the White House at 2:00 pm."
Earlier, President Trump said that he would decide on May 12, whether to continue to abide by the 2015 deal by waiving US sanctions on Iran.
The US President rebuffed the nuclear agreement reached with Iran as the "worst deal ever."
The Iran nuclear deal was signed between six countries in 2015 - Iran, US, Britain, Germany, Russia, France and China for lifting economic sanctions on Tehran in exchange for limitations to the country's nuclear programme. (ANI)

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