Iran has received new proposals from Europe that would potentially meet its demand for practical guarantees for continued trade and keep Iran in a nuclear deal with five world powers, the Foreign Ministry spokesman said Monday amid attempts by the US to derail that agreement.
Europe should take action to neutralize the consequences of the US decision to quit the 2015 Iran nuclear accord to ensure its own long-term economic interests, Iran’s foreign minister said in an interview published on Saturday.
Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi warned that the Islamic Republic would withdraw from the nuclear deal if the Europeans fail by November 4 to design a mechanism to safeguard Iran’s main interests in the accord, including oil sales and banking payments.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday called for Europe to stop relying on the United States for its military defense as he pushed for fresh EU integration in the face of rising nationalism around the continent.
Three men died from heatstroke in Spain as Europe sweltered in a record heatwave Friday, with temperatures hitting a scorching 45°C (113°F) in some areas and meteorologists saying only scant relief is in sight in the coming days, AFP reported.