U.S. pressure on Iran’s foreign minister to visit Europe to revive U.N. sanctions September 9 at 1:25 a.m.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Zaraf has found that he is coordinating his visits to European countries, including Britain and France, which participate in the nuclear agreement. As the United States presses for a near resurgence of U.N. sanctions against Iran, it is seen as an aim to strengthen relations with European countries and urge them not to go along with U.S. moves.
According to diplomatic sources, Iranian Foreign Minister Zaraf is currently coordinating to visit seven countries next week, including italy and Spain, in addition to the countries participating in the nuclear agreement, Britain, France and Germany.
As for Iran, the U.S. Trump administration has unilaterally withdrawn from the nuclear agreement and resumed sanctions, and on the 20th of this month, it has come under increasing pressure, claiming that U.N. sanctions against Iran will be re-imposed.
So far, European countries participating in the nuclear agreement, Russia, and China have opposed the resurgence of sanctions, but Iran seems to have a renewed aim to strengthen relations with other countries through its visit to Europe and not to go along with the U.S. move to revive U.N. sanctions.
Iran has recently appealed its cooperation with the international community, including agreeing to accept an inspection by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in August against suspicions that nuclear material may be stored in domestic facilities.