EU: new anti-Iranian sanctions failed

IRAN (OBSERVATORY) – At the meeting of EU Foreign Ministers on Monday, April 16 in Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, France and Germany failed to pass new sanctions against Iran.

According to the Reuters news agency Mehr News, among others, Italy expressed at this meeting its opposition to the adoption of a new train of anti-Iranian sanctions. “Nothing says that such punitive measures could convince US President Donald Trump to remain in the nuclear deal [known as the Comprehensive Plan of Action, PGAC],” the representative of Italy said.

The French, British and German foreign ministers intended to adopt new sanctions against Iran, to persuade, as they claim, US President Donald Trump, not to abandon the nuclear deal Iranian; they ended up giving up that decision.

In fact, European diplomats have not concealed their concern that “the adoption of new sanctions against Iran will completely defeat the agreement reached in 2015 between the powers and Iran on the Iranian nuclear program”. In this regard, political experts say that the Europeans could not easily do without the economic interests that would bring them trade with Iran.

In January, US President Donald Trump spoke of a possible withdrawal of his country from the nuclear deal, May 12, the deadline he gave to Europeans to “harden the text.”

While the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), conducting inspections in Iran to verify compliance with the agreement, has more than once confirmed that Tehran “kept its promises,” Donald Trump claims that guarantees of international security are not enough, to prevent what he calls “Iran’s efforts to gain access to the atomic weapon”.