France and Germany want to Save Iran deal with British Aid
France and Germany want to Save Iran deal with British Aid. Germany and France remain right behind the nuclear deal with Iran, even if the United States steps out. That was what the French minister Jan-Yves Le Drian and his German colleague Heiko Maas said at a joint press conference.
According to Le Drian, both countries together with the United Kingdom are determined to “save this deal”. Minister Maas said at the press conference that there is no justifiable reason for withdrawal from the agreement.
In the 2015 agreement, Iran promised to reduce its nuclear program in exchange for the withdrawal of international sanctions. Trump has been loud and clear from the beginning that he rejects the agreement, but still has not stepped out.
He threatens to do so now if his criticism is not met. He wants to punish Iran for misconduct outside the agreement, such as support for terrorists. Trump also believes that the deal should cover the ballistic missile program.
It is not clear whether the agreement will come to an end if America steps out. The Iranian president Rohani already suggested that his country might also keep the deal without US support. The nation will “vigorously resist” if the Americans want to weaken Iran or wish to limit its influence in the region and the world.
Later this week it becomes clear whether America is indeed withdrawing from the nuclear deal.