Iran says the European Union's actions in preserving the nuclear deal is not good enough.
Iran is making it fairly clear that with the United States being part of the deal, they aren't interested in preserving it with Europe.
As reported by reuters.com
TEHRAN (Reuters) - The European Union is not doing enough to preserve the benefits for Iran from the 2015 international nuclear pact following the withdrawal of the United States, Iran’s foreign minister told the EU’s energy chief on Sunday.
Miguel Arias Canete, European Commissioner for energy and climate, said Tehran wanted the 28-nation bloc to act fast to preserve its oil trade with Iran, and to consider making direct euro-denominated payments for Iranian oil to Iran’s central bank, bypassing the U.S. financial system.
“With the withdrawal of America .... the European political support for the accord is not sufficient,” Mohammad Javad Zarif told Arias Canete in Tehran, Iran’s state news agency IRNA reported.
Since President Donald Trump announced on May 8 that he would pull the United States out of the deal, the U.S. Treasury said Washington would reimpose a wide array of Iran-related sanctions after the expiry of 90- and 180-day wind-down periods, including sanctions aimed at Iran’s oil sector and transactions with its central bank.
The EU leaders have pledged to try to keep Iran’s oil trade and investment flowing, but conceded that would not be easy.
The entire reasoning behind Trump pulling out of the Iran nuclear agreement, was the distrust that Iran was actually adhering to the agreement. So far all Iran has done since Trump announced the break up, is shown that Trump was right. Now with this move, they are showing the world that they are not interested in having a deal with the European Union. More than likely they are hoping this will cause the EU to put pressure on the United States to rejoin.
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