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Trump's move may increase danger of war: Germany

The US on Friday failed to formally certify that Tehran was complying with the 2015 accord even though international inspectors say it is


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If the United States terminates the Iran nuclear deal or reimposes sanctions on it could result in Iran developing and raise the danger of war close to Europe, Germany’s foreign minister said on Saturday.

US President refused on Friday to formally certify that was complying with the even though inspectors say it is. He warned he might ultimately terminate the agreement.

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel told Deutschlandfunk radio that had sent a “difficult and dangerous signal” when the US administration was also dealing with the nuclear crisis.

“My big concern is that what is happening in Iran or with Iran from the US perspective will not remain an Iranian issue but many others in the world will consider whether they themselves should acquire too given that such agreements are being destroyed,” Gabriel said.

First Published: Sun, October 15 2017. 00:53 IST