November 5, 2018 / 10:27 AM / 10 days ago

EU, France, Germany and UK regret U.S. decision to reimpose Iran sanctions

BERLIN, Nov 5 (Reuters) - The European Union, France, Germany and Britain said in a joint statement that they regretted the United States’ decision to impose new sanctions against Iran and would seek to protect European companies doing legitimate business with Tehran.

In a statement issued on Friday and reissued on Monday, they said: “Our aim is to protect European economic actors who have legitimate commercial exchanges with Iran, in line with European legislation and the United Nations’ Security Council resolution 2231.”

Reporting by Michelle Martin, editing by Riham Alkousaa

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