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Kremlin sees discreet protectionism in US quitting from Iran nuclear deal

Dmitry Peskov. Photo: tass.ru

The US decision on the Iranian nuclear program deal is a discreet protectionism and violation of the WTO norms, Russian president’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov has announced.

“Many questions arise here. You know that European capitals, including Paris, have already made public statements about their concern as it undermines interests of French or European companies that are doing business in Iran and that can face US sanctions,” Peskov said.

“In fact, this is about discreet protectionism and steps that, of course, do contradict the norms and regulations of the World Trade Organization,” the Kremlin spokesman said. Peskov stressed that European countries intend to use all international tools to protect their interests.

As EADaily reported earlier, US President Donald Trump announced on May 8 that Washington was withdrawing from the treaty on the Iranian nuclear program, the deal that was limiting Tehran’s activities in the nuclear in exchange for lifting sanctions of the UN Security Council and unilateral restrictions earlier imposed by the USA and EU.

As Trump said, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action for Iran signed in July 2015 by the USA, Russia, China, Great Britain, France, Germany, and Iran left an opportunity for the Iranian government to make a nuclear bombs bypassing the restrictions. At the same time, Trump spoke for a new treaty.

The leaders of Great Britain, Germany, and France, Theresa May, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron called on all the participants to continue implementing the agreements fully.

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