Europeans must guarantee benefits to Iran of nuclear deal - Zarif

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Zarif is scheduled to talk with Russian Federation on Monday about the nuclear deal.

He said the deal "is based on the balance of obligations" between Tehran and the opposite side, including the United States, and that after Washington's pullout "this balance is undermined", adding, "We should see how we can secure the interests of the Iranian people". After years of crippling economic sanctions, the deal opened Iran to business with the U.S. and Europe, and companies around the world began doing business in Iran.

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Before leaving Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini in a telephone conversation discussed the fate of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) after the U.S. pullout, according to Fars.

French President Emmanuel Macron has called his friend and ally U.S. President Donald Trump to say he's very anxious about tensions in the Middle East, after Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear accord.

"Iran's interests in important areas and issues relevant to the JCPOA, like oil, gas, and petrochemicals sales, as well as banking relations should be clearly and explicitly defined and guaranteed", Rouhani said.

Heiko Maas, the German foreign minister, said he feared that European Union negotiations with Mr Zarif and later with...

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known as the deal on Iran's nuclear program, was signed between Iran and six global mediators (the United Kingdom, Germany, China, Russia, the United States, and France) on July 14, 2015.

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"Our trade with New Zealand is the importing dairy products from NZ, if they want to impose sanctions then they must ban the companies from exporting the commodities to Iran".

"We could have pushed the Europeans a lot harder, to work with us, " Gates said on "Face the Nation".

A number of European companies, including Airbus, Siemens and Total, had established operations in Iran since the signing of the deal.

"And they may try to [stay in the deal], in part because I think despite President Trump's complete consistency in opposition to the deal ... many people, including, apparently, former Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryRomney: Those who mock McCain "humiliate themselves" Another battle between politics and common sense Trump hasn't earned a Nobel, but the Peshmerga have MORE, thought that we never would get out of it", Bolton said.

Bolton said Europe was still digesting Trump's May 8 move.

"In this time, we'll use all possibilities to persuade the USA government to change its behavior", he told ZDF television.

In an interview with ZDF public television, Altmaier noted the United States has set a 90-day deadline for foreign firms to comply with the return of sanctions and that this period can be used to convince Washington to change course.

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