France and Russia: no abandonment of the Vienna nuclear agreement
Le Drian: "Iran could soon build nuclear weapons"
France and Russia fear the nuclear threat and are quick to calm tensions with Iran. The President of the United States Donald Trump had invited yesterday France, Germany, Great Britain, Russia and China to abandon what remains of the agreement reached with the world powers in Vienna in 2015 also known as JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action see AVIONEWS). French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a radio interview that Iran could be able to build atomic weapons within a year or two if the pact continue to be weakened. Russia has also rejected Trump's proposal, announcing the will to preserve the plan and has urged the signatory countries to do the same.
Iran has gradually moved away from the limitations of the uranium enrichment agreement (see AVIONEWS) stating that its steps would have been reversible in exchange for the slowdown in the grip of the crippling sanctions that have put a lot of stick in the wheels oil trade, the lifeblood of Tehran's economy.
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