EU states to stick to Iran deal irrespective of US decision - France

France’s foreign minister said they are determined to 'to save this deal because this accord safeguards against nuclear proliferation and is the right way to stop Iran getting a nuclear weapon'.

FILE: A picture shows the reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran on 21 August 2010. Picture: AFP.

BERLIN - France, Britain and Germany will keep to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran irrespective of the United States’ decision later this week because it is the best way to avoid nuclear proliferation, France’s foreign minister said on Monday.

“We are determined to save this deal because this accord safeguards against nuclear proliferation and is the right way to stop Iran getting a nuclear weapon,” Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters in Berlin.