US exit from Iran deal violation of WTO rules: Kremlin

Moscow, May 10, IRNA - The decision of US President Donald Trump to leave the nuclear deal with Iran is violation of World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

“As you know, several European capitals, including Paris, have already publicly expressed their extreme concern about the undermining of the interests of French or European companies that operate in Iran, which may face US sanctions,” Peskov said on Thursday.

“In fact, we are talking about veiled protectionism, and we are talking about steps that are absolutely contrary to the norms and rules of the World Trade Organization,” he added.

On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump announced the country’s withdrawal from the landmark international pact, a decision which drew fierce opposition from US allies such as the EU, Britain, Germany and France, which are still committed to the JCPOA.
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