EU and US increasingly divided over Iran nuclear deal

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The European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Wednesday that all parties to the landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers were complying with the agreement. However, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said Washington continues to have “significant issues” with the Iran nuclear deal, suggesting a growing rift between the EU and the US.

Mogherini, who spoke at the United Nations after a meeting among the parties, said that any issues outside the scope of the nuclear deal should be dealt with in a different forum. She added that the United States, which has questioned the value of the deal, agreed that Iran was in full compliance of the agreement. “We all agreed that all sides are fulfilling their commitments,” Mogherini told reporters at the United Nations after Iran and the six nations held their first talks involving Tillerson…

Read more : Middle East Eye, 21.09.2017