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Europe not backing down on Iran

Europe is refusing to walk away from the Iran nuclear deal even if Donald Trump wants to kill it.

The continent’s leading officials are spending the week huddling, negotiating and debating ways to essentially ignore President Donald Trump’s decision last week to withdraw the U.S. from the 2015 deal, under which Iran pledged to limit its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

“We are working on finding a practical solution,” Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s top diplomat, said earlier this week. “We are talking about solutions to keep the deal alive.”

The Trump administration’s move to pull out of what the president calls a “terrible deal” also came with a threat to slap sanctions on European companies doing business with Iran and a warning to organizations to wind down any operations they may have in Iran.

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