On February 5, the foreign ministers of Germany, France, Great Britain and the United States all expressed their wish to “revive transatlantic relations,” this message was given after foreign ministers held discussions. The first sweeping since US President Joe Biden took office.
In a statement, German Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated clearly the foreign ministers agreed to restore transatlantic partnerships tradition, up close and together solving future global challenges.
This in-depth dialogue takes place in an atmosphere of trust and constructive success.
Besides, European foreign ministers and US counterpart Antony Blinken discussed Iran nuclear deal, which has not been going smoothly since the US withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Joint Action Plan (JCPOA) in 2018. The JCPOA Agreement, signed by Iran in 2015 with the P5 + 1 Group (consisting of 5 permanent members Security Council of the United Nations and Germany).
[Khởi đầu mới trong quan hệ xuyên Đại Tây Dương dưới thời ông Joe Biden]
After withdrawing from the agreement, then US President Donald Trump re-imposed Iran sanctions.
In response, Tehran reduced some of its commitments in the deal, while increasing uranium enrichment levels. Iran confirmed that it is capable of enriching uranium at 90% purity – the level to make nuclear weapons.
On Twitter, British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab confirmed the parties had discussed a unified approach that could address common concerns about Iran.
Meanwhile, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian described the talks as “an important dialogue on Iran” and on working together to tackle nuclear and regional security challenges.
For his part, State Department spokesman Ned Price said at the discussion, Mr. Blinken underlined the US commitment to coordinate actions to address the global challenge.
Foreign Minister Blinken and his European counterparts highlighted the central role of the transatlantic relationship in addressing security, climate, economic, and health challenges, among others. the world is facing./.