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EU Reiterates Commitment to Iran Nuclear Deal

EU Reiterates Commitment to Iran Nuclear Deal

Thursday, 29 November, 2018 - 06:00
European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini arrives at an extraordinary EU leaders summit to finalize and formalize the Brexit agreement in Brussels, Belgium November 25, 2018. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw/Pool
Geneva - Asharq Al-Awsat
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini met Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Geneva on Wednesday and reiterated the bloc's determination to preserve the multilateral nuclear deal, an EU statement said.

Mogherini underlined need for continued full and effective implementation of the Iran nuclear deal by all parties, "including the economic benefits arising from it", Reuters quoted the statement as saying.

The statement came as Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that Iran should increase its military capability and readiness to ward off enemies, in a meeting with Iranian navy commanders, according to Khamenei's official website.

"Increase your capability and readiness as much as you can so Iran's enemies will not even dare threaten these great people," Khamenei said, according to Reuters.

He added that his country “does not intend to start war with anyone."

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