EU's Tusk calls for united European front against U.S. exit from Iran deal

EU's Tusk calls for united European front against U.S. exit from Iran deal

European Council President Donald Tusk called on Wednesday for a united European front against the United States withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, Xinhua reported.

"Following last week's announcement of the United States withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran, we need a united European front," said Tusk who arrived in Sofia to participate in the EU-Western Balkans Summit.

"I want leaders to reconfirm that the EU sticks to the deal as long as Iran does," Tusk said.

"The deal is good for European and global security, which is why we must maintain it. Despite the U.S. hesitation," he said.

Options for the EU to protect European companies from negative consequences of the U.S. decision were also needed, Tusk said. "I want the European Commission to be given a green light, so that it is ready to act whenever European interests are affected," he said.

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