EU backing the Iran nuclear deal

Europe is gearing up for positive and sustained backing to the Iran nuclear deal after US president Donald Trump threatened to tear it up in an aggressive Friday’s speech.

The top EU diplomat said she had spoken to IAEA chief Yukiya Amano, who has time and again confirmed Iran’s compliance with the nuclear accord, reported Press TV on Monday.

Mogherini called for a strong signal of support from the 28-nation bloc to the deal and its implementation by all sides.

She stressed the JCPOA is working and the bloc is not considering any alternative.

The remarks came ahead of the EU foreign ministers’ meeting in Luxembourg where Iran, North Korea and the nuclear non-proliferation top the agenda of discussions.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has also reiterated his country’s support for the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany.