EU says to stick to Iran rapprochement despite Trump's criticism

November 14, 2016 14:29

BRUSSELS - The European Union said on Monday it would keep pushing to restore ties with Iran in line with last year's nuclear deal, which U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has said he will rescind.

Trump has raised the prospect that the United States will pull out of the pact, calling it a "disaster" and "the worst deal ever negotiated" during campaigning for the White House, although he has conceded it would be hard to destroy a deal enshrined in a United Nations resolution.The deal curbs Iran's nuclear programme in return for the easing of Western sanctions and came after years of standoff and growing fears in the West that Iran was seeking to develop nuclear weapons.

Iran denies that its nuclear programme has military aims.

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