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Iran FM hails 'good start' in talks with EU to save nuclear deal

AFP  |  Brussels 

Iran's today hailed talks with the EU to try to find a way to rescue the nuclear deal after the US pulled out as a "good start".

"I believe it's a good start. We're not there, we're beginning the process," told reporters after meeting his French, British and German counterparts in

The three European signatories to the landmark 2015 deal are leading international efforts to preserve it after US withdrew and reimposed sanctions lifted under the accord.

has said it wants guarantees that the economic benefits the deal brought will continue if it is to stick with it and Zarif warned he expected to see progress "within the next few weeks".

The EU has said it will stick to the deal as long as does, but the Islamic republic has warned it is ready to resume "industrial-scale" uranium enrichment if it is not satisfied.

The deal, painstakingly negotiated over more than a decade, lifted punishing economic sanctions on in return for it abandoning its nuclear ambitions.

Trump cast the agreement into jeopardy a week ago when he abruptly pulled the US out.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 02:40 IST