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Rouhani tells Merkel EU package is 'disappointing': Tasnim

German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to the media after a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Berlin, Germany, July 5, 2018. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt

LONDON (Reuters) - Europe’s package of economic measures to offset the U.S. pullout from the nuclear deal is “disappointing”, President Hassan Rouhani told German Chancellor Angela Merkel by telephone on Thursday.

“Unfortunately the proposed package lacked an action plan or a clear roadmap for continuation of cooperation. It only included some general promises like previous EU statements,” Rouhani was quoted as saying by Iran’s Tasnim news agency.

Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin; Editing by Robin Pomeroy