Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Europeans Dig In Against New Iran Sanctions Risking Nuclear Deal

  • EU Ambassador O’Sullivan said accord Trump spurns is working
  • ‘You cannot put back those sanctions without due cause’: Envoy
Video player cover image

The Risks of Breaking the Iran Nuclear Deal

European allies, pressed by President Donald Trump’s administration to impose tough new sanctions on Iran for its ballistic missile program, are digging in against moves that would effectively void the 2015 nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic.

“There is no problem that you can think of with Iran that would not be to the power of 100 worse if this was a nuclear-armed country,” David O’Sullivan, the European Union’s ambassador to the U.S., said Monday in a meeting with editors and reporters at Bloomberg’s Washington bureau. “So for us, the first thing to do is to make sure this country doesn’t have nuclear weapons. That’s what the deal did and does in our view, and it is working.”