GERMAN FM: EU SUPPORTS IRAN IN BENEFITTING FROM NUKE DEAL

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Added On June 12, 2019

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says that the European signatories to the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, which include Britain, France and Germany, are working to help Iran benefit economically from it.

The visiting German Foreign Minister made the remarks on Monday at a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Maas said the three European states support the atomic accord and remain obliged to furthering Iran's economic interests under the deal.
He also said a potential means to fulfill their obligation could be through Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges, or INSTEX, a future payment channel that would allow the EU to trade with Iran and meanwhile skirt U.S. anti-Iran sanctions.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif urged the European signatories to implement their nuclear obligations in supporting Tehran's economic interests.
Zarif also expressed hopes that the efforts by Germany and other remaining partners in preserving the accord would bear positive results.
The landmark deal was reached in 2015 between Iran and the United States, Germany, France, Britain, Russia and China. Under the deal, Iran had promised restraint on nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief, or economic benefits.
However, Washington unilaterally pulled out of the deal and reimposed sanctions on Iran.