Reference News Network reported on February 17 that the German Foreign Minister slammed US President Trump's protectionist trade policy on the 15th, causing a double loss situation and trying to maintain the agreement after Europe unilaterally withdrew from the Iranian nuclear agreement. Defended.
The Associated Press reported on February 15 that after US Vice President Mike Burns severely criticized some of Washington's closest European allies, Haiko Maas responded.
The report quoted Mas at the meeting of the world's top leaders, the highest officials of the diplomatic and defense departments, said that Germany, Britain, France and the entire EU are committed to maintaining the agreement reached in 2015 to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear bombs.
He said: If there is no such agreement, then one thing is clear, that is, the region will not be safer, but will be closer to open confrontation, all of which will have an impact on Europe's own security.
The day before Mas's speech at the security conference in Munich, Burns accused the three NATO allies in Europe of trying to break the US sanctions against Iran and called on them to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear agreement.
Pens said: It is time for our European partners to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear agreement and join us. We must exert the necessary economic and diplomatic pressure to give the Iranian people, the region and the world the peace and freedom they deserve.
In 2018, the United States unilaterally withdrew its incentives in exchange for Iran's agreement to limit its nuclear capabilities and re-implemented severe sanctions, forcing European countries and China and Russia to rush to take action to maintain the agreement.
The Federal Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Moguerini, also defended the agreement, saying that the EU will do everything possible to maintain the agreement.
She said: We believe that this agreement is indispensable to our security and is the most important pillar of the global nuclear non-proliferation regime.
Iran did not send representatives to Warsaw, but Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif is attending a weekend meeting in Munich. He told the National Broadcasting Corporation today show on February 15 that even if the United States wants to restart the nuclear deal negotiations, he would not believe that the Trump administration would abide by any new agreement.
The report believes that the United States and Europe are also on a range of other issues, including the United States criticizing Germany and other allies for evading their obligations to NATO, not investing enough funds in the defense budget, and Europe's new tariffs on Washington and I am worried about the decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.
In the beginning, Europeans took a wait-and-see attitude and looked at how relations with Trump would develop, but recently took a more aggressive stance.
Mas said that Germany is not interested in the Western split. But he said the United States needs to work with its partners to find multilateral solutions to international issues, such as China's growing strength and influence.
He specifically mentioned Trump's tariff on steel, saying that these tariffs have caused the United States to lose many jobs, increase steel costs, and jeopardize jobs in Europe.
He said: For me, this is a typical double loss case.
According to Reuters reported on February 16, US Vice President Burns on the 15th urged European countries to withdraw from the nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the Iranian nuclear issue.
The report quoted Burns as speaking at the Munich Security Conference: For our European partners, the time has come to join us and the Iranian people. The time has come for our European partners to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal.According to Agence France-Presse reported on February 16, German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on the 15th that Washington's plan to withdraw troops from Syria may allow Russia and Iran to strengthen their role in the region.
She said: Is it a good idea for Americans to suddenly withdraw their troops from Syria? Will it reinforce the ability of Iran and Russia to exert influence? At present, the United States is trying to persuade its allies to stay in Syria after the withdrawal of the US military.