Putin, Merkel back Iran deal

  • Putin, Merkel back Iran deal

Putin, Merkel back Iran deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that how Europe is going to secure Iran's interests in the JCPOA should be clarified in a limited period of time.

"I believe that it's not right to unilaterally cancel an accord that was voted and unanimously approved at the UN Security Council".

"We are working with Iran to encourage it not to make any ill-considered steps and not to exit", Ushakov said.

"Iran is not the only point where the interests of the USA and Europe are being tested".

Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken with Germany's Angela Merkel and Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a bid to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive after the USA decision to withdraw, the Kremlin said yesterday. Europe is rattled by President Donald Trump's decision to re-impose sanctions of Iran that mean European companies must halt business with Iran or face US punishment.

Merkel and Putin agreed that it's important to avoid further escalation. Europe has already lost a lot from the anti-Russian sanctions, and it does not want the sanctions curtain to return to Iran.

Thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets in cities across the country to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the nuclear deal with world powers. But as a factor of the increasing deterioration of these relations, the disagreements over the Iranian nuclear deal really have a negative impact.

Economic Times reported that German Chancellor Angela Merkel signalled that she thought the chances were increasing of German carmakers building up battery production for electric cars in Europe.

Ms Merkel said she was in favor of doing more for Germany as a research location and boosting innovation there.

On Wednesday, Merkel had reaffirmed Germany's commitment to the Iran nuclear deal, saying the USA withdrawal "serious" and caused regret and concerns.

Erdogan described Trump's decision as "wrong" and added that the USA will be the "main loser" by such a decision.