Heiko Maas: Germany can't protect its companies doing business in Iran

Ryabkov US chose ‘most dramatic option’ to act on Iran’s nuclear deal

Heiko Maas: Germany can't protect its companies doing business in Iran

Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will travel to Moscow on 14 May and meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov for consultations on the nuclear deal.

"The Iran deal is not only about sanctions but more about regional stability and non-proliferation of the mass destruction weapons", Lavrov added. "The Europeans should not have to pay for the withdrawal of an agreement by the United States, to which they had themselves contributed", he said. He reassured that his country will stay in the agreement with full commitment and will do its best to preserve the deal in cooperation with other sides of the agreement.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday expressed his "deep concern" over Donald Trump's withdrawal from the 2015 deal.

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Earlier in the day Ryabkov said Russia's "European partners" should also work to keep the deal together, in comments reported by news agencies. His decision was greeted with widespread opposition, both worldwide and among many USA leaders.

Commenting on the U.S. withdrawal from the deal, Merkel said that European countries can no longer rely on the United States "to protect it", adding that "Europe must take its destiny into its own hands".

Last week, Trump claimed that Iran had lied about its nuclear program and pulled the USA out of the landmark deal that world powers struck in 2015.

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The Iranian diplomat, for his part, announced that the Islamic Republic of Iran will continue dialogues with European sides of the agreement as well as with Russian Federation and China to weigh the possibility of continuing the agreement. Its specialists in Vienna search millions of pieces of Iran-related information each month for suspicious developments.

The U.S. covers about a quarter of the regular budget and has volunteered an additional 3 million dollars for Iran inspections since 2015, the U.S. official said.

World powers agreed to lift some of the economic sanctions imposed on Iran in return for the latter agreeing to rein in its nuclear program.

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