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The foreign ministers of France, Germany, and the UK, EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are to hold an emergency meeting in Brussels later on Monday to discuss Iran’s recent nuclear announcement.
The CEO of Iran Special Trade and Finance Institute (STFI) says Tehran has set up the mirror mechanism proportionate to the EU's INSTEX channel and now the ball is in the Europeans’ court to run the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges to protect trade with Tehran.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi says to move out of the current crisis that US President Donald Trump has created for himself and the US, there is no need to any phone number or intermediation.
Iran says it is hosting millions of refugees, including Afghan migrants, at a high cost, calling on Europe to meet part of the expenses.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi has held talks with Richard Moore, the Director General for Political Affairs at the UK Foreign Office who is in Tehran at the head of a delegation.
Iran has threatened to allow migrants and narcotics to flood European countries as it cannot pay the costs of fighting terrorists, drug smugglers, and illegal migrants alone, especially now that it is under the US’ harshest sanctions ever.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has released a fact sheet on the country’s decision to suspend implementing part of its commitments under the Iran nuclear deal, also known as JCPOA.
The High Representative of the European Union and the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom have, in a joint statement, dismissed Tehran’s recent move to reduce its commitments under the nuclear deal.
A senior Iranian diplomat says the Islamic Republic has put a "step-by-step" withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), on the agenda.
An EU spokesperson says that the European Union is analysing the implications of Iran's announcement on reducing nuclear commitments together with the members of the Joint Commission.