Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel to 'save' nuke deal

Germany We will remain committed to nuclear deal

Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel to 'save' nuke deal

"America can not do a damn thing". The three leaders said they would remain parties to the JCPOA.

They chanted, "Mr. Trump you can not do a damn thing", and, "We fight".

He said, "Iran's interests in issues related to the JCPOA such as sale of oil, gas and also banking relations should be guaranteed transparently and clearly".

World powers agreed to lift some of the economic sanctions imposed on Iran in return for the latter agreeing to limit its nuclear activity to peaceful and civilian purposes.

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, seen in file photo, is proposing the creation of a European body that would have the same kind of powers the U.S. Justice Department has to punish foreign companies for their trade practices.

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Previous winners of the Charlemagne prize include former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Popes Francis and John Paul II, and Merkel herself. Instead, Europe has to take its destiny into its own hands.

Merkel took a more measured tone.

"The only solution that we have is unity", said Macron. So we'll work to ensure the agreement has a future.

The meeting of Merkel and Putin scheduled for may 18 will be held in the Russian city of Sochi.

Meanwhile, The European Union on Thursday called on Iran and Israel to avoid the escalation of tensions in light of recent developments in Syria.

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Trump called Tehran the world's leading state sponsor of terror, and decried its influence in the Middle East . The JCPOA is working - that is a view shared by our European allies, independent experts, and the current U.S.


Rouhani did not mention Israel's strikes early on Thursday in Syria, or those against the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, also on Thursday.

Both Macron and Merkel spoke with Trump about maintaining the deal in the weeks leading up to his announcement, even going so far as to lay out a four-point plan for restructuring the agreement as Trump said he wished to do.

German minister for the economy Peter Altmaier warned on Friday that his government had "no judicial means to protect or exclude" German companies from the financial effects of United States sanctions. She acknowledged that the threat of secondary sanctions on companies doing business with both the U.S. and Iran would have an effect. This renewal of United States sanctions will potentially have an immediate impact on all countries purchasing oil from Iran, and particularly on countries with financial institutions that have transactions with Iranian banks, since they will be cut off from doing business with the American economy. European countries say Trump's decision will raise the risk of conflict in the region.

The United States has threatened to slap sanctions on firms unless they discontinue business in Iran.

China also signed off on the 2015 deal.

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