Trump cedes global leadership by pulling out of Iran nuclear deal

India's oil import from Iran will not be immediately impacted by US sanctions- Report

India's oil import from Iran will not be immediately impacted by US sanctions- Report

In Iran, thousands of people continue to take to the streets to protest the USA withdrawal from the nuclear deal.

Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Iranian nuclear deal and revive USA economic sanctions has alarmed the leaders of Britain, France and Germany who remain committed to the deal and who have significant trade ties with Tehran.

The meeting comes amid fears that European companies may face reprisals from the U.S. for breaching American sanctions by continuing to operate in Iran.

Amid conflicting messages from the USA administration, national security adviser John Bolton said that sanctions on European businesses were "possible" while secretary of state Mike Pompeo struck a more conciliatory note on Sunday, suggesting that the U.S. and its allies could strike a new deal.

A number of top Iranian officials and politicians have threatened in the past week to restart the country's nuclear program following Trump's decision to leave the deal.

British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have announced that they agreed to resume implementing their countries' obligations as per the nuclear agreement with Iran.

Changing the regime in Iran is "not the policy of the administration", Bolton said on ABC.

It follows a visit by the Iranian diplomat to Beijing on Sunday where he stressed the importance of keeping the accords, which were signed in 2015 with the aim of both halting Tehran's nuclear ambitions and stimulating the country's economy.

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Foreign ministers plan to discuss "the measures we can put in place at a European level and at a national level to protect our investments and to guarantee that the deal continues to be fully implemented", Mogherini said ahead of the meetings. "The policy of the administration is to make sure that Iran never gets close to deliverable nuclear weapons". The deal expected the Iranian government to abide by three key things - to reduce the centrifuges used to process uranium, slash the stockpile of enriched uranium by 98 per cent and cap uranium enrichment by 3.67 per cent, enough to keep nuclear power plants going but inadequate for making a nuclear warhead.

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"There is a realization among all European states what we can not keep going in the direction we are headed today whereby we submit to American decisions", Le Maire told reporters in Paris.

"We strictly conform with European Union and worldwide laws and regulations, and scrupulously respect any trade restriction that could occur from any potential global sanctions or embargo".

This, along with its diplomatic moves to orchestrate an end to the Syrian conflict, has put Moscow at loggerheads with the USA and Europe, which have intervened against the regime.

I am deeply concerned that that is exactly where President Trump is taking us with regard to Iran.

Beijing has expressed regret over Trump's decision to withdraw from the 2015 agreement and says it remains committed to the pact.

Speaking alongside Mr le Drian, Mr Johnson said: "The UK and France are determined to conserve the essence of the Iran nuclear deal".