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European ministers meet with Iran to save nuclear deal

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/15/18, 12:44 pm

Foreign ministers from Britain, France, and Germany met with their Iranian counterpart Tuesday in the latest bid to save the nuclear deal with Iran after President Donald Trump withdrew U.S. support and reimposed sanctions on the Islamic republic. The 2015 agreement gave Iran relief from sanctions in exchange for curbing its nuclear program. The European signatories met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at European Union headquarters in Brussels, noting that the sanctions could hinder European business interests.

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Europe mulls effect of new U.S. sanctions against Iran

by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/11/18, 11:48 am

European leaders struggled Friday to come up with a unified response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and impose additional sanctions on the Islamic republic. Under the new restrictions, companies must stop doing business with Iran or risk U.S. fines. The sanctions also target business finances: Companies that don’t cut ties with Iran won’t be allowed to do business with U.S. banks. Europe has the most economic ties with Iran.

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Merkel to meet with Trump at White House

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/26/18, 10:51 am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to Washington, D.C., today to work on strengthening trade and security ties between Europe and the United States. During her visit, low-key compared to that of French President Emmanuel Macron earlier this week, she is expected to try to shore up U.S.-German relations without appearing to get too close to Trump, who is somewhat unpopular in Germany. Merkel and Trump will hold a 20-minute private meeting at the White House on Friday followed by a working lunch.

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