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Germany is concerned over cancellation of the Iranian nuclear deal


Germany is concerned that US President Donald Trump can declare non-compliance with the terms of the deal on the suppression of Iran's nuclear program, which, in turn, will force North Korea to continue testing nuclear weapons, the German foreign minister said.

Olaf Kosinsky
Olaf Kosinsky
According to Sigmar Gabriel, Germany is ready to increase pressure on Iran by diplomatic means. At the same time, Berlin does not want to suffer from the very agreement that it managed to achieve in 2015.

"We are very concerned about North Korea, but it is very unlikely that the North Korean dictatorship is ready to accept the international agreement and refuse to create nuclear weapons if the only agreement in the world that allows such a refusal is being questioned at the same time," Gabriel said.

As previously reported, US President Donald Trump can announce the dissolution of a nuclear deal with Iran already this week.

Trump intends to state that this agreement does not meet the national interests of the United States, and subsequently enlist the support of the congress on this issue.

This step would mark the first step in the process, which could eventually lead to the resumption of US sanctions against Iran. This, in turn, could result in a disruption of the deal that restricts Iran's nuclear activities, which has been achieved in 2015 between Iran, the United States and five other countries.

It is expected that Trump will deliver a speech tentatively scheduled for October 12. He is reportedly going to outline a larger strategy of confronting Iran. Recall that Trump accuses the country in supporting terrorism and escalating tensions in the Middle East region.

In late August, Tehran announced the possibility to resume the production of enriched uranium in 5 days, if the agreement with five countries, which was reached two years ago, is be canceled.

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) worked out by Iran together with the United States, Russia, China, Germany, Great Britain and France led to the removal of most sanctions from Tehran. The Iranian side undertook to curtail its nuclear program.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is trying to keep the agreement in full force, but before that, US President Donald Trump has approved a package of new restrictive measures against Iran.

source: reuters.com