Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was due to arrive in Brussels on Thursday to meet with the German, French and British foreign ministers and EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, to discuss the country’s nuclear deal before the United States’ makes a decision on sanctions tomorrow.
US President Donald Trump will decide on Friday whether to renew his country’s waiver on nuclear-related sanctions, as well as make a decision on Saturday regarding renewing his certification of the 2015 Iran deal.
Trump has repeatedly called into question the 2015 nuclear deal and described it as “one of the worst” transactions ever entered into by the US. This criticism was redoubled amid rare street protests in several Iranian cities in recent weeks.
Meanwhile, the European Union has pushed for continued implementation of the nuclear deal, which aims to prevent Iran from constructing nuclear weapons in return for the lifting of sanctions.