16 Jan 2018 13:05

EU, France, UK, Germany committed to current terms of Iran nuclear deal - EU ambassador to Russia

MOSCOW. Jan 16 (Interfax) - The outcome of a meeting between the foreign ministers of France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Iran, as well as European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, indicate that they will stay committed to the current terms of the Iran nuclear deal, Head of the EU Delegation to Russia Markus Ederer told reporters on Tuesday, answering a question from Interfax.

"You may have followed the meeting between High Representative Mogherini and three foreign ministers - France, the UK and Germany - with [Iranian] Foreign Minister [Javad] Zarif the day before the U.S. announcement was made, and we can see that those four parties will stick to the agreement as it stands," Ederer said.

He declined to comment on the U.S. decision, but said that "President Trump has so far expanded the waiver when it comes to sanctions within the Iran policy of the United States," he said.

Trump warned on Friday that his country will quit the Iran nuclear deal unless the U.S.' European partners help fix its shortcomings.