Rouhani reiterates Iran's commitment to nuclear deal


"The Europeans should not have to pay for the withdrawal of an agreement by the United States, to which they had themselves contributed", he said.

EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini will read a joint statement compiled by the foreign ministers involved in the talks, Zarif maintained. European Union leaders will then take up Iran at an informal dinner in Sofia the following day.

Merkel is set to visit Russian Federation and meet Putin for a working visit in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Friday, while French President Emmanuel Macron will be in Saint Petersburg later in the month for an economic forum.

"Today we expect to examine how we can use the mechanisms at our disposal with the participation of the European Troika, China, Russia, Iran and the European Union to prevent the undermining of this important document, to prevent destabilization of the situation in the region and to prevent new threats to the non-proliferation regime".

"The fact is they [the Iranian government] are going to want to make a new and lasting deal, one that benefits all of Iran and the Iranian people", Trump said on Tuesday. Moscow has previously stated its strong support for the agreement.

Johnson made the comments in parliament on Tuesday in response to a question about whether he thought John Bolton, the U.S. National Security Advisor, was seeking regime change in Tehran.

"It was a good and constructive meeting", he said, adding that "we are on the right make sure that the interests of the remaining signatories of the JCPOA, especially Iran, will be guaranteed".

Iran will prepare for the "industrial scale" production of nuclear fuel even as it seeks guarantees from other countries to honor the Iran deal despite the recent United States' withdrawal from the agreement.

USA officials are now urging European companies to "wind down" their business with Iran, but European countries are considering options to protect their companies from US sanctions, including "a so-called EU "blocking regulation, ' which would prohibit compliance with US secondary Iran sanctions". "There is no plan B", he said.

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Germany plans to offer legal advice to help its firms continue to do business in Iran, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier also said on Friday.

"Why would any business, why would the shareholders of any business, want to do business with the world's central banker of global terrorism?"

Pompeo said "I worked hard over the short time I've been the secretary of state to try and fix the deal".

And Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkey's President Recep Erdogan about how to save the 2015 agreement with Iran, according to Russia's official press agency TASS.

The company said it will "adapt [its] activities as necessary to conform with these changes in US law".

Concern - and anger - is growing among European governments at the uncertainty facing companies with investments in Iran.

Speaking of energy, France's Total has a $2 billion deal with China's CNPC to develop Iran's South Pars gas field.

The U.S. administration is giving affected companies either 90 days or 180 days to wind down their interactions with Tehran before sanctions kick in again.

The EU's executive arm, the European Commission, has been examining measures to counter the introduction of any United States sanctions that might harm European businesses and is expected to unveil them to EU leaders at a meeting in Bulgaria on Wednesday.