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UK and EU sign joint statement vowing to block impact of Donald Trump's new Iran sanctions, sez independent; BBC a little more cagey, relays PR, no instructions.
Jeremy Hunt [!], the [NEW!] foreign secretary, signed a joint statement with other EU foreign ministers to ensure European companies doing business with Iran will be protected.
in writing! video at 11 PM?
Mr Hunt signed the statement along with EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and foreign ministers Jean-Yves Le Drian of France and Heiko Maas of Germany.

"Together, we emphasise our continuing commitment to the JCPOA. This agreement remains important for our shared security.

"We recall that the JCPOA was unanimously endorsed by the UN Security Council in resolution 2231. This resolution remains the binding international legal framework for the resolution of the dispute about the Iranian nuclear programme.

"We urge all sides to remain committed to its full implementation and to act in a spirit of responsibility."

This time next year is a long time to wait for confirmation, I supppse.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Aug 7th, 2018 at 09:38:53 PM EST
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US urges Britain to stop supporting Iran nuclear deal
Renege in the oven. RTE awkwardly helps out ("However protests have broken out in Iran as its currency has collapsed in value and inflation has soared.") as if Iranians are in favor of Allied sanctions against it.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Aug 12th, 2018 at 02:16:38 PM EST
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Howver strong the rest of the EU is in holding the line on the deal, I rather fear that the UK Govt's excessive servility towards Washington means that we will give in very soon. There will be no pretence at doing the right thing or even maintaining our independecne or dignity, it'll be "how high do you want us to jump, sir?"

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Aug 13th, 2018 at 07:46:48 PM EST
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