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US allies vow to stand by to #Iran #nuclear deal


(CNN)The leaders of Britain, Germany and France have declared their backing for the Iran nuclear deal renounced by President Donald Trump, saying it is "in our shared national security interest."

Trump announced Friday that he would not recertify the multilateral agreement, claiming Iran had not kept its end of the 2015 deal, and called on Congress and US allies to address its "many serious flaws" or see it "terminated."
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But in a joint declaration issued the same day, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron said they stood committed to the agreement "and its full implementation by all sides."

"The nuclear deal was the culmination of 13 years of diplomacy and was a major step toward ensuring that Iran's nuclear (program) is not diverted for military purposes," they said.

The leaders did not directly comment on Trump's decision but said they "are concerned by the possible implications" of it.

Federica Mogherini, the European Union's foreign policy chief, also voiced strong EU support for the deal and dismissed the idea that any single party could end it.

"It is not a bilateral agreement, it does not belong to any single country, and it is not up to any single country to terminate it," she said.

"It is a robust deal" that "is working and delivering," Mogherini said. "We cannot afford to dismantle it."


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