Germany seeks to maintain unity if US decertifies Iran N-deal

"If ... an important country like the United States comes to a different conclusion as appears to be the case, we will work even harder with other partners to maintain this cohesion," a government spokesman said.

Reuters| Last Updated: Oct 13, 2017, 16:10 PM IST
Germany seeks to maintain unity if US decertifies Iran N-deal

BERLIN: The German government on Friday vowed to work for continued global unity if US President Donald Trump announces that he will not certify Iran`s compliance with a 2015 nuclear accord negotiated by world powers, as expected.

"We have a great interest in the continuation of this international unity. If ... an important country like the United States comes to a different conclusion as appears to be the case, we will work even harder with other partners to maintain this cohesion," government spokesman Steffen Seibert told reporters.

Trump is to deliver a speech at 12:45 p.m. EDT (1645 GMT) to announce a confrontational new approach to U.S. policy toward Iran. In a big shift, he is expected to say he will not certify Iran`s compliance with the nuclear deal.