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European Union top diplomats to meet Iranian counterpart to salvage nuclear deal

European Union top diplomats to meet Iranian counterpart to salvage nuclear deal

European leaders have vowed they won't be dictated to by Donald Trump as they scrambled to save the Iran nuclear deal thrown into doubt by the US President.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has signaled his country's readiness to remain in the nuclear deal if a consensus is reached, though he raised the possibility of restarting enriching uranium once talks fail.

Bolton added that, once it sinks in that the US doesn't plan to adhere to the deal, other nations will follow in suit.

The spokeswoman said May had told Trump that Britain and its European partners remained "firmly committed" to ensuring the deal was upheld as the best way to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.

"That's what we are going to do and I will be hard at it with the Europeans in the next several days", said the top USA diplomat.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called the U.S. withdrawal "impudent" and "worthless".

The U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is now a fact and the market has reacted as expected, namely with a knee-jerk reaction that saw Brent and WTI both jump by over 2 percent a day after President Trump made his announcement and continue climbing up.

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French exports to Iran doubled last year to €1.5 billion, while German exports rose by €400 million last year to €3 billion.

In a separate interview on CNN's "State of the Union", he said Iran's economic condition is "really quite shaky", so the impact of sanctions "could be dramatic". "It's going to be very hard and it's going to be very different from the past but our determination is to keep this agreement in place".

The other signees had urged Washington to remain in the deal.

Earlier in the week, France, Germany and the United Kingdom expressed "regret and concern" over the US' withdrawal.

She too had stern words for Trump today.

Speaking on Sunday in Beijing, Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined Tehran's readiness "for all options" but expressed optimism that this round of negotiations could save the 2015 deal. Merkel said it was important to maintain a "strong transatlantic partnership" but added: "If everybody does what they like, then this is bad news for the world".