EU top diplomat says keeping Iran deal vital

IRNA – The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said preserving Iran nuclear deal is vital for the European Union.

Mogherini made the remarks Monday in an interview before the Foreign Affairs Council meeting.

“On Iran Deal, we’re doing all we can to work with our American friends to make sure that all parties stay fully committed to the full implementation of the agreement,” Mogherini was quoted by European External Action Service (EEAS) as saying

“As it is the case so far as we know the last joint commission that we chaired was positive, everybody recognized that Iran is fully compliant with its nuclear commitments as has been confirmed by the IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] for 11 times,” she said.

“Let me add that preserving the agency credibility is crucial especially in a time when we enter maybe hopefully, some interesting discussions with DPRK, so work is ongoing and we believe it would be essential to stay united in this,’ she noted.

EU top diplomat went on to say, “Let me also add the Europeans have always made it clear for us that keeping the agreement in place is vital.”

“It is a strategic interest for the EU and we will stick to it,” Mogherini reiterated.