The United States must exercise maximum restraint and do its utmost to avoid military conflict with Iran, stated Federica Mogherini in Brussels on Monday.
The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy stated in a short statement following the discussion with Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State, that the European Union and its Member States agree that “we live in delicate and crisis moments”, with the most responsible attitude and total self-control.
As he said, at a meeting with the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom, they discussed how to move forward with the aim of safeguarding the nuclear agreement with Iran, which imposed a restriction on the nuclear program of the country in 2015. The European Union and its Member States are fully committed to the implementation and maintenance of the nuclear agreement, Mogherini underlined.
Pompeo, who interrupted his trip to Russia in a one-day meeting of EU foreign ministers, discussed Jean-Yves Le Drian’s French affairs issues with the Iranian atomic affairs, and Jeremy Hunt, British and Heiko Maas, German foreign ministers.
Following the meeting, Britain and Germany expressed concern over the renewed tension between Iran and the United States.
Iran does not allow political and economic pressure, said Hashan Roman President on Sunday, following the growing tensions between his country and Washington.
The Iranian President said on Wednesday that his country would not fulfill certain points of the multi-party agreement on the restriction of the Iranian nuclear program. For example, it returns to enrichment of uranium if the parties to the Convention do not defend Iranian interests against US sanctions.
With the Comprehensive Convention signed with the United States, Russia, China, France, Great Britain and Germany, the Tehran Government wanted to ensure that the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program was exclusively for peaceful purposes.
US President Donald Trump announced on May 8, 2018, the United States’ departure from the milestone convention, and reintroduced criminal measures against Iran.