Germany doesn’t want to pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program and advices the US not to do so as well, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said, RIA Novosti reports.
“We have achieved a lot by signing an agreement with Iran. We acted together on a single frontier, and we advise our American friends not to leave the joint plan, but to cooperate in order to prevent Iran’s growing influence in the region,” Gabriel said addressing the Munich Security Conference.
Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council – the United States, France, Britain, Russia and China – plus Germany signed the nuclear agreement on July 14, 2015 and started implementing it on January 16, 2016.
Under the JCPOA, Iran undertook to put limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions imposed against Tehran.
Back in January, President Donald Trump gave the Iran nuclear deal a final reprieve but warned European allies and Congress they had to work with him to fix ”the disastrous flaws” in the pact or face a US exit.