Germany, France and the United Kingdom are working closely together with regard to Syria, in the fight against ISIS and on Iran. Foreign Minister Maas is meeting his colleagues in Paris to discuss current challenges and courses of action.
Regional security in the Persian Gulf and the future of the nuclear agreement with Iran, the JCPOA, were the topics at today’s EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels.
Drones shot down and attacks on merchant ships developments in recent weeks in the Persian Gulf have shown the great danger of uncontrolled escalation of violence in the Middle East. Germany is working for de-escalation.
At the end of his trip to the Middle East, Maas called for the preservation of and compliance with the nuclear agreement with Iran.
In signing the Vienna agreement of 14 July 2015, the E3/EU+3 countries and Iran reached consensus on a long‑term settlement of the nuclear dispute, following more than 12 years of contention. Some 18 months after the start of the implementation phase, significant progress has been made.