(August 29, 2019 / JNS) Any U.S. effort to broker a new security agreement with Iran must not come at the expense of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, European Union foreign-policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Thursday, according to the Associated Press.
Her remarks came in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump saying this week that there is a “really good chance” he would meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the coming weeks to attempt to smooth out the tense relationship between the United States and Iran.
According to Mogherini, the JCPOA, having been born out of a U.N. Security Council resolution, cannot be done away with.
“What is existing needs to be preserved,” she said.
However, she said U.S. efforts that complement the original agreement are welcome, and that “we will always be there to accompany and support this approach.”
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