EU foreign ministers to discuss Iran deal and North Korea

EU foreign ministers to discuss Iran deal and North Korea

The Foreign Affairs Council will take place in Brussels today. The Council will start with a discussion on current affairs, allowing ministers to review pressing issues on the international agenda.

Foreign ministers will continue to discuss Iran and the nuclear deal (JCPOA) in light of the latest developments, in particular after the US decision to withdraw from the agreement.

"This follows the discussion by EU leaders at their meeting in Sofia on 16 May. At this meeting, they agreed unanimously that the EU will stay in the agreement as long as Iran remains fully committed to it," the EU Council press release says.

Foreign ministers will exchange views on the political situation in Venezuela, after the presidential election of 20 May. The Council is also expected to adopt conclusions on Venezuela.

The Council will discuss recent developments related to North Korea, the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the situation in Gaza.

In addition, the Council is expected to discuss the negotiating mandate for the future agreement between the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. 

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