May 15, 2018 / 9:43 AM / in a year

Iran's Zarif says had constructive EU meeting over nuclear deal: Tasnim

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a meeting with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini at the EU Council in Brussels, Belgium, May 15, 2018. Thierry Monasse/Pool via Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran’s foreign minister said he had a constructive meeting with EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini on Tuesday, and he was optimistic Iran’s interests in the nuclear deal could still be preserved despite the U.S. withdrawal from the pact.

“It was a nice and constructive meeting,” Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency. “We are on the right track to make sure the interests of the remaining signatories of the JCPOA (the nuclear deal), especially Iran, are guaranteed.”

Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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