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Germany, China Reaffirm Their Support for Iran Nuclear Deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) shakes hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang after a joint press conference at the Chancellery in Berlin on July 9, 2018. (Photo by AFP)

  • Germany, China Reaffirm Their Support for Iran Nuclear Deal
    by https://www.presstv.com/
    Germany and China have reiterated that they are committed to the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries following the United States’ withdrawal.

    Speaking alongside visiting China’s Premier Li Keqiang on Monday, Chancellor Angela Merkel said the nuclear accord, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was well-negotiated. The Chinese premier also warned against the unforeseeable consequences if the deal falls apart.

    “We remain committed to the nuclear agreement. We think it was well negotiated,” Merkel said. “There is more that needs to be negotiated with Iran, but we think it is better to stay in the agreement.”

    However, Merkel implied that Berlin could do little to protect international companies against punitive US measures, adding that it is up to individual firms to decide if they want to invest in Iran.

    Earlier in the day, a spokeswoman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hua Chunying, expressed Beijing’s resolve to continue efforts to safeguard the achievements of a 2015 nuclear agreement, putting forward a five-point proposal.

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July 11, 2018 - Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , ,

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