TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said that Berlin is sure that Iran abides by the nuclear deal, which is confirmed by the IAEA. He said that “we fear that signals coming from the US” suggest that US President Donald Trump will reject the Iranian nuclear deal.
“We do not want to see this agreement damaged,” he added.
The German top diplomat said that the security situation may get worse if Washington withdraws from the Iranian nuclear deal, adding that it causes concerns.
Gabriel also said that the possible US move may backfire on the settlement of the North Korean issue as Pyongyang is unlikely to agree to a deal if a similar one with Tehran fails.
Germany, France and Britain urge the US to refrain from exiting the Iranian nuclear deal, Gabriel said.
The statement comes amid rumors of the possible US withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal fueled by Trump's controversial remark during a dinner for military commanders attended by reporters.
Trump puzzled the White House media pool on Thursday evening, referring to the time during which he posed for a photo with the country’s military leaders as "the calm before the storm."
Trump's remark prompted media speculations, saying that the US is going to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal with The Washington Post reporting citing anonymous officials that Trump was expected to announce within a week that he would "decertify” the international nuclear deal with Iran”.
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly referred to as the Iran Nuclear Deal, was signed in July 2015 by Iran and the P5+1 group of nations comprised of the United States, Russia, China, France and the United Kingdom plus Germany after years of diplomatic work, Sputnik reported.