Friday, 15 February 2019 19:11 WIB |
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the United States and Europe could still work together on Iran, despite differences over what the United States calls the world's "leading state sponsor of terror."
Pompeo, speaking at a diplomatic conference in Warsaw, said "there was not a defender of Iran in the room," which he called proof that Europe and the U.S. still shared concerns about Iran's nuclear activities.
Earlier in the day, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence accused Britain, France and Germany of trying to circumvent U.S. sanctions on Iran. He said the European nations "have led the effort to create mechanisms to break up (U.S.) sanctions."
Pence called the improvised barter system that allows countries to avoid direct financial transactions with Iran "an ill-advised step that will only strengthen Iran, weaken the [European Union], and create still more distance between Europe and the United States."
Source : VOA