With few options, Iran and Europe try to save nuclear deal

With few options, Iran and Europe try to save nuclear deal

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Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini take part in meeting with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Brussels, Belgium, May 15, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman/Pool

Europe sought to find a way to save the Iran nuclear deal with the British, French and German foreign ministers meeting in Brussels with their Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, a week after U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned an agreement he branded ‘horrible.’ Seeking to uphold what the European Union had considered its biggest diplomatic achievement in decades, the 2015 accord rests on allowing business with Iran in exchange for Tehran shutting down any capacity to build an atomic bomb. The deal’s proponents say it is crucial to forestalling a nuclear Iran and preventing wider war in the Middle East.