Categories: Foreign

Europe’s demand for more talks not helping Iran nuclear deal, cleric says

Europe is not helping to preserve the agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme by asking for additional negotiations on issues like missiles, Ahmad Jannati, an anti-Western cleric, said Tuesday.

Jannati is the head of the Assembly of Experts, an influential body that can select and dismiss the supreme leader, the highest authority in Iran.

On Friday, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Tehran should be ready to negotiate on its future nuclear plans, its ballistic missile arsenal and its role in wars in Syria and Yemen.

Iran’s foreign ministry rejected the idea.
President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers in May and is re-imposing sanctions on Tehran.

The other parties to the accord – China, Russia, Britain, France and Germany- are trying to find ways to save the agreement.
`Europe has announced that they won’t leave the deal,” Jannati said, according to IRNA.

““In practice, by bringing up a discussion of missiles and other issues they are not following an appropriate path.”
Last month, the European Union decided to provide 18 million euros (21 million dollars) in aid to Iran to offset the impact of U.S. sanctions, part of efforts to salvage the deal.

Europe’s demand for more talks not helping Iran nuclear deal, cleric says was last modified: September 4th, 2018 by Francis Belux
Francis Belux

Share
Published by
Francis Belux
Tags: europeiran

Recent Posts

Enugu govt did not direct churches, hospitals to stop issuance of birth certificates-Commissioner

The Enugu State Government says it did not direct hospitals and churches to stop the issuance of birth certificates. The…

2 hours ago

Osinbajo orders NEMA to supply more relief materials to flood displaced people

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday ordered the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to urgently supply additional relief materials to all…

2 hours ago

Army evacuates water from Jos pond in search of missing General

The Nigeria Army is evacuating water from a mining pond at Dura, Du District, Jos South Local Government of Plateau,…

2 hours ago

APC inaugurates screening and appeals committee ahead of primaries

Mr Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), has inaugurated a high-level legislative screening and appeals committee for the…

2 hours ago

NAF offers free medical services to 1,000 IDPs, Niger communities

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it is offering free medical services to more than 1,000 persons displaced by flood…

3 hours ago

Buhari to DG DSS: Have we ever met before?

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja met, for the first time, with the newly appointed Director-General of the Department…

3 hours ago