French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said earlier that Europe should not accept that the U.S.is the "world's economic policeman", or become the USA "vassals" that "obey decisions taken by the United States while clinging to the hem of their pants;" Rather, Le Maire asked, "or do we want to say we have our economic interests, we consider we will continue to do trade with Iran?".
During talks with the Chinese foreign minister, Zarif pointed to good relations between Tehran and Beijing after the JCPOA implementation started in 2016, saying, "We are confident that China will stand by Iran". "It depends on the conduct of other governments".
"We hope that with this visit to China and other countries we will be able to construct a clear future design for the comprehensive agreement", Zarif said.
In a tweet on Sunday, Trump wrote: "Remember how badly Iran was behaving with the Iran Deal in place".
Iran signed the nuclear deal in 2015 with the United States, as well as Britain, China, France, Germany and Russian Federation. "Right now it's not that bad and the economy's going well and a lot of people have jobs so I don't think it's that big of a deal", says Dr. Badowski. Hostilities between Iran and Israel have already escalated in recent days.
"I heard one of the primary industry representatives postulating that it might mean, if nothing else, that it's more hard to increase exports to iran who, of course, used to be a much larger trading partner of New Zealand than they are even now", Mr Parker said.
But the reach of the U.S. financial system, the dominance of the USA dollar, Trump's efforts to weaken the WTO and the presence of European companies' operations in the United States all weaken any potential EU measures.
Before leaving Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini in a telephone conversation discussed the fate of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) after the United States pullout, according to Fars.
Despite the U.S. exit, Britain and Iran expressed their commitment to ensuring that the accord is upheld, according to a statement released by British Prime Minister Theresa May's office. "They will never abandon the United States for us", said housewife Poormoslem at a protest rally against Trump on Friday. "Let them see each other, and decide, in our case, whether we judge that Kim Jong-Un has made a strategic decision to give up nuclear weapons".
Germany said it will spend the next few months trying to persuade Washington to change its mind.
Germany's minister for economic affairs, Peter Altmaier, said on Sunday that Berlin would try to "persuade the US government to change its behavior".
After an hour-long meeting at European Union headquarters in Brussels, Zarif said he believed both sides were "on the right track" to make sure that the interests of the deal's "remaining participants, particularly Iran, will be preserved and guaranteed".