EU refuses US demands on Iran
Reuters reports on 6 June 2018 that U.S. officials are touring the globe to pressure countries to shun trade with Iran following Washington’s withdrawal from a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, a move that undermines European efforts to save the accord, sources said.
Europe Requests Exemptions From U.S. Iran Sanctions
Ministers from Germany, France and Britain have written to senior U.S. officials urging them to protect European companies working in Iran from getting caught up in Washington’s new sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
Joint statement by Europeans to support the JCPOA
In an article dated 29 April 2018, France24.com writes that Britain, France and Germany have agreed that the nuclear deal that U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to scrap remains the best way of stopping Tehran getting nuclear weapons, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said on Sunday.
Saudi Arabia is the largest and Iran is the least importer of weapons in the region
The Guardian writes on Monday 12 March 2018 that nearly half of US arms exports over the past five years have gone to the war-stricken Middle East, with Saudi Arabia consolidating its place as the world’s second biggest importer, a report has shown.