the UNITED states'killing of a powerful iranian general, and Iran's subsequent announcement that it will screw up the enrichment of uranium, has put diplomacy to work - also in Europe.
on Monday afternoon in the Nato-countries ' ambassadors gathered for the hasteindkaldt meeting on Iran in Brussels. And at the EU level, work is underway to convene an extraordinary meeting of foreign ministers in the same city.
the EU's foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, "deplores Iran's latest announcement" on Sunday that the country will no longer have to respect a limitation of how much Iran can enrich uranium.
This restriction is an important part of the atomaftalen, as the EU is trying to save, after that the UNITED states has withdrawn from it.
- There is now activity on many fronts in relation to roads, so that the EU can contribute to the purposes of de-escalation, says Borrells spokesman, Peter Stano.
the President of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will on Monday afternoon comment on Iran. It confirms the German's spokesman.
the Agreement with Iran is, according to spokesman Peter Stano absolutely central in the efforts to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
- For us it is very regrettable what Iran has announced. But we have to follow and see what The International atomic energy agency (IAEA) says about the situation in the country.
- So even if he (Josep Borrell, eds.) regrets Iran's announcement, so he stresses at the same time that we support us to the verification from the atomagenturet in relation to all the steps that Iran takes, " says Stano.
Udenrigschefen is "in close contact with all relevant partners". He has invited Iran's foreign minister, Mohammed Javad Zarife, to the meeting in Brussels.
- It is then up to the iranians whether they will accept it. I understand that there is interest from both sides to maintain the dialogue.
A question of further sanctions or de-escalation of the same will be based on the answers from the IAEA, explains the spokesperson.
After the meeting at Nato on Monday holds secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg a short press conference.
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