Charles Michel, president of the European Council, the European Union’s decision-making physique, stated he had spoken to Iran’s president on Thursday, according to a statement, and “expressed hopes that there might be no additional makes an attempt to extend tensions within the area resulting in a de-escalation of the state of affairs.”

The assertion additionally famous that the European Union was devoted to preserving the 2015 nuclear settlement Iran had negotiated with the governments of the US, Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia.

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In his speech on Wednesday pulling again from the brink of war, Mr. Trump appeared to open a small window for diplomacy with Iran at the same time as he urged different nations to show their backs on the nuclear settlement and promised additional, unspecified sanctions towards Iran.

Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, Majid Takht-Ravanchi, stated Mr. Trump’s supply to cooperate with Iran was “unbelievable” and that negotiations between the 2 nations can be meaningless if the US continued aggression towards Iran. The American sanctions towards Iran amounted to “financial terrorism,” he added in an interview with the Iranian state news outlet IRNA.

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America justified the drone strike that killed Common Suleimani in a letter on Wednesday to the Safety Council, calling the motion self-defense, according to Reuters. Underneath the United Nations Charter, nations are required to right away report back to the Safety Council any measures taken in self-defense.

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Within the letter, the American ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, stated the US stood “prepared to interact with out preconditions in critical negotiations with Iran, with the objective of stopping additional endangerment of worldwide peace and safety or escalation by the Iranian regime.”

Elisabetta Povoledo contributed reporting.

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