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Some Iranians say nuclear deal can survive if Europe cooperates

Some Iranian officials and analysts say that Tehran should remain in the nuclear deal with the European Union if Europe stands up to US pressure to end the agreement.
Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attends a news conference with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, German counterpart Sigmar Gabriel and European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini after meeting Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (unseen) in Brussels, Belgium January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir - RC1D1AB58660
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US President Donald Trump tweeted May 7 that he will state his decision about the fate of nuclear deal with Iran today, May 8 — four days before the May 12 deadline to sign sanctions waivers as part of the accord. In apparent response, Iranian officials have stated that they will remain within the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) if Europe cooperates with Tehran.

Predicting the US president’s decision, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council stated that Trump may not destroy the deal in order to let the Europeans negotiate more concessions from Iran.

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