Mattis stresses work with allies on Iran, even after major split

On Tuesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said: “I have ordered the foreign ministry to negotiate with the European countries, China and Russian Federation in the coming weeks”.


German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the USA withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal shows Europe will face increasing responsibility to secure peace and seek political solutions to conflicts.

Mr Burt sought to play down suggestions that the United States was ready to launch an attack on Iran – possibly using “proxies” such as the Israelis or the Saudis, who also remain highly suspicious of Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.

Overnight Trump’s decision was condemned by the leaders of the UK, France and Germany, who said “the world is a safer place as a result” of what was agreed.

“I have instructed the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization to take the necessary measures for future actions so that, if necessary, we can resume industrial enrichment without limit”.

Ms Bishop said Australia was “disappointed that the United States has announced its withdrawal” from the deal, which should “remain in force until such time that an alternative agreement can be negotiated”.

Mr Trump said the move was a sign that the U.S. “no longer makes empty threats”.

The other signatories to the 2015 deal – Russian Federation and China – have also stressed their continuing support.

During the live broadcast, Rouhani also made a point of reeling off examples of American meddling in Iran, including the 1953 coup that deposed its elected prime minister and the U.S. Navy shooting down of an Iranian commercial airliner in 1988.

European leaders said they would stay committed to the accord even after Trump defied allies and other world leaders in breaking the commitment.

The EU has policy tools available that it’s used in the past to protect companies from USA sanctions – but they’re often outweighed, in the eyes of executives, by the risk of losing access to the world’s biggest economy.

Speaking during a cabinet meeting, the United States president said he is open to negotiating a new deal with Iran, but added: “We’re going to make either a really good deal for the world, or we’re not going to make a deal at all”.

Airbus, one of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers, might lose a significant number of orders as a result of the USA pulling out, despite France saying it would continue to honour the nuclear agreement. Therefore we, the E3, will remain parties to the JCPOA.

Carl Bildt, former Swedish prime minister, said European businesses would get hit harder by the reinstated sanctions than USA companies.

Booker’s decision to support the agreement, which relaxed economic sanctions in exchange for curbs on Iran’s nuclear program, came after he was urged to oppose the deal by the pro-Israel community and by Gov.

The video shows politicians in Tehran lighting a paper American flag on fire and yelling, “death to America!” while standing in the centre of the parliament chamber.

Trump’s decision could eliminate that grace period while doing nothing to stop ongoing Iranian aggression in Syria, Yemen and elsewhere.


Addressing Iran’s government in a televised speech, Khamenei said: “We hear that you want to continue the nuclear deal with the three European countries”.

Donald Trump pulls US out of Iran nuclear deal