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European Allies Urge U.S. To Continue Backing Iran Nuclear Deal

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European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has urged "all parties" to continue complying with a nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, saying that "the deal is working, RFE/RL reports.

Mogherini made the plea on January 11, a day before a deadline for U.S. President Donald Trump to announce a key decision on whether Washington would continue to waive sanctions against Iran in accordance with the nuclear deal.

Speaking after talks in Brussels with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif --as well as the foreign ministers of France, Germany, and Britain -- Mogherini said the nuclear deal "is delivering on its main goal" of preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

"The European Union remains committed to supporting the full and effective implementation of the agreement, including making sure that the lifting of nuclear-related sanctions has a positive impact on trade and economic relations with Iran, including benefits for the Iranian people," Mogherini said.

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