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Michel defends the importance of maintaining the nuclear deal before Rohani and calls for “irreversible acts” to be avoided.

June 13, 2020

The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, had a phone call to Iranian President Hassan Rohani on Thursday, in which he defended the need to maintain the nuclear deal and urged Tehran not to commit “irreversible acts”.

This message comes after Iran announced on Sunday the end of the uranium production and enrichment restrictions agreed in the 2015 nuclear deal. “After ten years of intensive international negotiations, the agreement is an important achievement and remains an important instrument for regional stability,” said a statement by the Council.

In his telephone contact, the European President seized the opportunity to claim the role of the EU mediator in the crisis that the region is in after the US bombing that killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and that Iran was involved in Ballistic missile attacks against military bases responded in Iraq, which is home to American and international coalition forces.

Michel defends the importance of maintaining the nuclear deal before Rohani and calls for “irreversible acts” to be avoided.Michel defends the importance of maintaining the nuclear deal before Rohani and calls for “irreversible acts” to be avoided.

Michel expressed his desire to reduce tensions in the region and emphasized the blessing tone of the bloc towards the regional crisis. “The Union is ready to strengthen its contacts with all parties in order to reduce tensions,” said the Belgian head of state, while Rohani has indicated that he said he will continue to work with the EU and has previously recognized its stabilizing role the tensions in the Middle East.

This contact will take place before the Extraordinary Foreign Affairs Council, which the EU convened this Friday to address the crisis in the region. Apart from Iran, the 28 will bring the situation in Libya to the table and analyze the Community’s efforts to work towards a dialogue solution in the North African country.