UK, France and Germany to have dialogue on Iran
The UK, France and Germany (E3) will hold a meeting on Friday to discuss on protecting the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and sailing in the Gulf, especially through Strait of Hormuz.
British foreign minister Dominic Raab and EU diplomatic Chief Federica Mogherini (photo:AFP)
The foreign ministers of E3, members of the 2015 nuclear deal and EU diplomatic Chief Federica Mogherini will have a meeting to talk on saving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and protecting the shipping in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday, on the sidelines of EU meeting in Helsinki, Finland.
British foreign minister Dominic Raab revealed that the purpose of the meeting is constructing “the momentum of positive G7 talks on Iran”.
He added “the nuclear deal is the only deal on the table that prevents Iran from getting a nuclear weapon and we will continue working together to encourage Iran to uphold the agreement in full".
He stressed "we also need the broadest international support possible to tackle the threats to international shipping in the Strait of Hormuz”.
The 2015 nuclear deal was on the brink of collapse since the US withdraw from it in 2018 and imposed sanctions on Iran. Iran then retaliated by increasing its uranium enrichment higher than the limit on the deal.
Iran was also in tension with the UK when It captured the British – flagged oil tanker Stena Impero as the UK considered as a revenge for the seize of Grace 1 which has been renamed to Adrian Darya 1 in Gibraltar in July. Iran still held the British tanker even though its vessel had been released by Gibraltar authority.
Moreover, Iran has recently asked the US to lift the sanctions and turn back to the 2015 nuclear deal on Thursday (August 29) before talks after the US President Donald Trump said he was ready to negotiate with Iran on Monday (August 26) at the G7 summit.
AFP, Reuters ( Van Nguyen )