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EU warns of war with Iran

Germany's foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) and his British colleague Jeremy Hunt warned against war with Iran. "We are very concerned about the risk of escalation, which is unintentional," said Hunt on Monday in Brussels. Maas welcomed it, that US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo was in the short term, travelled to Brussels. He was a 40-minute Pompeo and afterwards said that direct talks were well in view of the tense Situation in the Middle East.

Maas, and Hunt based their warnings on reports about acts of sabotage against merchant ships at the weekend in front of the coast of the United Arab Emirates. In the course of Monday it became known that at least two Saudi and a Norwegian oil Tanker off the port of Fujairah was significantly damaged to the fuselage, apparently due to attacks with weapons or explosives.

by Monday evening, there was no claim of responsibility Declaration of blame. Iran called for a "full investigation" and warned conspirators from other countries, could try to compromise with provocations, the stability in the Region.

Brussels on the nuclear deal, proof

Maas, Hunt, as well as France's Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and the EU foreign foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini reaffirmed the common Position on the 2015 Iran agreed a nuclear deal. "We think that this agreement is for the basis that Iran will have in the future, no nuclear weapons," said Maas on Monday.

Worried: Federica Mogherini, Jean-Yves Le Drian, Heiko Maas and Jeremy Hunt in Brussels. (Keystone/13. May 2019)

This is "vital" for European security. That is why you cling to this contract and call on Tehran to abide by its obligations. The 28 EU foreign Ministers discussed in their meeting, such as the implementation of the agreement could be best supported. With Pompeo talked Maas, Hunt, Le Drian and Mogherini, respectively, bilaterally. The EU chief diplomat also called on all actors to "maximum restraint". Pompeo wanted to fly from Brussels to Sochi, to meet on Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani had made the Europeans an Ultimatum of 60 days to ensure that Iran comes in the enjoyment of the promised economic benefits and, despite the tightening of U.S. sanctions on Oil export. Otherwise, Iran restrictions will be implemented at the uranium enrichment longer, he threatened. Thus, the agreement would be well in the end. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 13.05.2019, 20:49 PM

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