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Austrian chancellor backs Iran Deal

Vienna, US President Donald Trump threatens the interests of Europe and so Austria has decided to take action against this policy, said the Austrian chancellor.

'We, as the European Union, are willing to counter these commercial obstacles,' Sebastian Kurz told reporters before the unofficial summit of EU leaders in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Referring to the negative effects of US' pullout from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Kurz also said, 'We will try to save the deal.'

He added the deal brought Iran out of isolation and provided chances for the economy of the EU and Austria.

He also said, 'Iran is not the biggest market we have but it will naturally be a target market for the future.'

The Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl said that keeping the JCPOA is an important factor to solve the North Korean crisis.

She also added that Trump's decision to pull out of the deal damage the international trust in the US.

Kurtz and President of Austria Alexander Van der Bellen had emphasized the necessity of keeping the JCPOA in a meeting with the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres earlier on Tuesday.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency


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