Monday, 28 May, 2018

Iranian foreign minister visits Beijing amid nuclear deal crisis

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif holds talks with Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Diaoyutai state guesthouse in Beijing Iran, Gaza, Trump's steel and aluminium tariffs on the menu at EU leaders' dinner in Sofia
Sammy Stanley | 16 May, 2018, 14:09

On Sunday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington still wants to work with Europe to counter Iran's "malign behaviour" and was working hard to thrash out a more wide-ranging deal with its European partners.

French President Emmanuel Macron has said he wants to secure a wider deal after the US withdrawal with four pillars: limiting Iran's nuclear program in the short and the long term, restraining its ballistic missile program and curbing what the West views as its destabilising behaviour in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon.

In the aftermath of Washington's pullout, Europeans are seeking ways to protect the interests of their firms doing business in Iran and help them escape the brunt of the upcoming United States sanctions.

On May 8, President Donald Trump violated the terms of the JCPOA by withdrawing from the accord.

Theresa May also challenged Mr Trump on the impact that sanctions could have on United Kingdom firms doing business in Iran during a phone call last week.

"I'm not the national security decision-maker", Bolton said, adding that Trump "makes the decision and the advice that I give him is between us".

Supporters of the deal say that Iran has complied with its requirements, and insist it is the only realistic alternative to military force as a means of halting Tehran's nuclear program.

"Today we expect to examine how we can use the mechanisms at our disposal with the participation of the European Troika, China, Russia, Iran and the European Union to prevent the undermining of this important document, to prevent destabilization of the situation in the region and to prevent new threats to the non-proliferation regime".

Germany, France and Britain were three of the six signatories to the 2015 pact which saw sanctions lifted in return for the commitment by Tehran not to acquire nuclear weapons.

Boris Johnson is meeting French and German counterparts to find a way to save the Iran nuclear deal after Donald Trump pulled U.S. support for the accord.

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After long negotiations, Iran agreed in July 2015 to freeze its nuclear program in return for the repeal of punishing global sanctions.

A French government official told reporters earlier this week that the US practice of punishing foreign companies operating in foreign countries like Iran "is a real problem".

Ominous was the response of Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, who was quoted as saying the USA "no longer wants to cooperate with other parts in the world", and that it is now turning its back on multilateral relations "with a ferocity that can only surprise us".

Iran and European powers have made a good start in talks over how to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal but much depends on what happens in the next few weeks, Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said on Tuesday.

"[But] if the nuclear deal is to continue, the interests of the people of Iran must be assured".

Zarif was in Moscow to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday, a day after visiting Beijing.

Trump's action has been met with dismay among America's allies in Europe and Asia and with scathing criticism and opprobrium in the United States political circles and the liberal press.

Speaking on Sunday in Beijing, Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined Tehran's readiness "for all options" but expressed optimism that this round of negotiations could save the 2015 deal.

Trump's abrogation of the JCPOA will nearly certainly fuel the downward spiral of confrontation in the Middle East, while further complicating matters on the Korean Peninsula. The Trump administration has many pro-Israel and anti-Iran officials.

"They're really surprised we got out of it, really surprised at the re-imposition of strict sanctions", he said in a separate appearance on CNN.

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