Mogherini: we encourage EU enterprises to increase their business with Iran
The European Union is encouraging enterprises to increase their business with Iran, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said during her trip to Wellington, New Zealand.
"We are doing our best to keep Iran in the deal, to keep Iran benefiting from the economic benefits that the agreement brings to the people of Iran because we believe this is in the security interests of not only our region, but also of the world. If there is one piece of international agreements on nuclear non-proliferation that is delivering, it has to be maintained," Mogherini said.
Mogherini said the EU and New Zealand saw the need to maintain the nuclear deal with Iran.
"We are encouraging small and medium enterprises in particular to increase business with and in Iran as part of something (that) for us is a security priority," EU foreign policy chief said, explaining that trade is an integral part of the nuclear deal.
Trade between Iran and the EU "is a fundamental aspect of the Iranian right to have an economic advantage in exchange for what they have done so far, which is being compliant with all their nuclear-related commitments," the New York Times cited Mogherini as saying.