Leaders of US, UK, France, Germany Discuss Iran Nuclear Deal

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The leaders of the United States, Britain, France, and Germany convened to discuss efforts to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and the need to strengthen support for partners in the Middle East region.

No further details were given regarding the Middle Eastern portion of the discussion among US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron, and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

Last week, the European Union and the US said they were studying Iran’s response to what the EU has called its final proposal to revive the deal, under which Tehran curbed its nuclear program in return for economic sanctions relief.

Failure in the nuclear negotiations could raise the risk of a regional war, with Israel threatening military action against Iran if diplomacy fails to prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear weapons capability.

Iran has long denied having such ambitions and warned of a “crushing” response to any Israeli attack.

In 2018, then-US President Donald Trump reneged on the nuclear deal reached before he took office, calling it too soft on Iran, and reimposed harsh US sanctions, spurring Iran to begin breaching its limits on uranium enrichment.

BY ALJAZEERA

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