Europe to back Iran nuclear deal in signal to US Congress

By REUTERS
July 20, 2015 12:32

The European Union will approve the Iran nuclear deal with world powers on Monday, a first step towards lifting Europe's economic sanctions against Tehran that the bloc hopes will send a signal that the US Congress will follow.

EU foreign ministers were meeting in Brussels on Monday to discuss the deal reached last week. The UN Security Council was also likely to vote to support it in a resolution later in the day.

"Today we expect the Security Council to endorse the agreement and we will do the same in the (Foreign Affairs) Council today with the ministers," EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told reporters as she arrived for the meeting.


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