Top level EU talks on Iran nuclear deal after US exit

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Zarif is on a diplomatic tour of China, Russia and Europe, the other backers of the agreement who strongly opposed Trump's decision and hope to salvage the deal.

Maersk Line said that "Our presence in Iran is limited".

"One of the questions that we need to ask the Americans is whether their final objective is to make the Iranians yield on its nuclear programme or to get rid of the regime", said a senior French official, acknowledging that Paris was concerned by the ideological shift in Washington since John Bolton was appointed U.S. National Security Advisor.

Iran has said it is preparing to resume "industrial-scale" uranium enrichment "without any restrictions" unless Europe can provide solid guarantees that it can maintain trade ties despite renewed United States sanctions. However, secondary USA sanctions against Iran were never lifted.

Future of the Iran nuclear deal following the United States' withdrawal was in focus of a meeting between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and EU Ambassador to Russia Markus Ederer, the Russian foreign ministry said on Monday. China is a contracting party to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [JCPOA] and follows closely the developments of the Iranian nuclear issue.

"We reaffirmed together our resolve to continue to implement the nuclear deal in all its parts, in good faith, and in a constructive atmosphere", she said.

President Trump called the Iranian government a "regime of great terror" and insisted the deal didn't tackle the issues of Iran's influence in conflict zones like Syria and Yemen.

Germany, France and Britain all are signatories of the 2015 deal, which was meant to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions.

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Mr Trump pulled American support for the global nuclear agreement and threatened to impose a wave of new sanctions on Tehran, which could hit a number of British and European firms who do business with the Middle Eastern state.

"So we will have the meeting with the three foreign ministers tomorrow and then we will also have a meeting with the foreign minister of Iran".

German Foreign minister, Heiko Maas held a phone talk with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, ahead of high level negotiations between Iran and the European Union on nuclear deal, scheduled for May 15.

The US Treasury has also said it plans to enforce "secondary sanctions" on Iran that could ensnare European and global companies.

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Trump's unilateral withdrawal fom the Iran deal would increase tensions in the Middle East and fuel an arms race. The latet unsafe development is possibility of a military showdown between Israel and Iran inside Syrian territory, and perhaps even beyond. Some reports suggest that the Iranian missile attack on Golan Heights could increase friction in Iran itself between the hard-liners and the moderates led by President Rouhani.

- The writer served as Pakistan's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Soviet Union, France, Nigeria and Libya.

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