BRUSSELS (RFE/RL) — The European Union (EU) has praised Armenia for supporting its efforts to save the 2015 international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program despite the withdrawal of the United States.
The issue was on the agenda of the first meeting of the EU-Armenia Partnership Council held in Brussels on Thursday, June 21. The meeting was co-chaired by the EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, and Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan.
“Both parties confirmed their commitment to their international obligations with regard to Iran,” read a joint statement on the session.
“We discussed the implementation of the nuclear agreement with Iran,” Mogherini said at a news conference. “I was pleased to hear the [Armenian foreign] minister’s support to our work to preserve the nuclear deal with Iran.”
“We discussed ways to work together in that direction,” she added.
Under the 2015 accord welcomed by Armenia, Tehran agreed to major curbs on its nuclear program in return for the lifting of international sanctions against the Islamic Republic. US President Donald Trump controversially pulled out of the deal last month.