Mogherini urges Iran, US to de-escalate tension

Tehran, May 13, IRNA –The European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Monday voiced the EU full support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), calling on Iran and the US to de-escalate tension.

'We will continue to support it as much as we can with all our instruments and all our political will,' Mogherini told reporters before a meeting with the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany, who are signatories to the deal.

Reacting to United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Brussels, she said that she was informed last night of Pompeo's arrival to Brussels where EU foreign ministers are slated to gather for a regular monthly meeting.

'We will be here all day with a busy agenda. So we will see during the day how and if will manage to arrange a meeting,' Mogherini said, adding, 'There are no precise plans at the moment.'
According to informed sources, Pompeo is to visit Russian officials in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Tuesday.

The Emirati National newspaper wrote that the foreign ministers of the EU are to meet in Brussels to discuss the latest declaration of Iran about the JCPOA giving 60-day deadline to the parties to JCPOA to remedy the breaches US made about its commitments to the JCPOA endorsed by the UN Security Council Resolution 2231.

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