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Wednesday Jan 15 2020
Web Desk

European soldiers 'may be in danger' warns Iran president

Web Desk
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Photo: AFP 

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday said that European soldiers in the Middle East could be in “danger” after three European powers accused the country of not complying with the agreements made in the nuclear pact in 2015.

President Rouhani on live television said that “today, the American soldier is in danger, tomorrow the European soldier could be in danger” after France, Britain, and Germany increased pressure on Tehran as they accused the country of not committing to the international accord.

The Iranian leader also took a jab at the European states for being overshadowed by the United States saying they failed “to act as an independent bloc”.

Read more: Foreign minister Zarif accuses Europe of violating Iran nuclear pact

Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif had also earlier accused the European states of being "bullied by Washington".

"European Union is the largest global economy. So why do you allow the United States to bully you around?," said Zarif.

France, Britain, and Germany initiated a so-called dispute mechanism process, saying Iran had progressively scaled back its commitments under the agreement. 

Following the killing of top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani on January 3 by a US airstrike, Iran said it would forego its commitment to limit enrichment of Uranium as part of the nuclear deal designed to stop Iran from a nuclear weapon.