EU to stand by Iran nuclear deal

EU to stand by Iran nuclear deal

EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini insisted the bloc will stand by the Iran nuclear accord, because it serves Europe's security needs.

"The European Union will continue to work for the respect and implementation of this extremely important deal, most of all for our security," Mogherini told reporters as she went into an EU foreign ministers meeting.

Mogherini said she would not comment on Trump's remarks, but claimed - on the first anniversary of the accord she helped negotiate - that much had been accomplished.

The agreement "has delivered both on the nuclear-related commitments Iran took and on the firm determination of the international community to fully implement this deal", she said.