Iran, Europeans Scramble to Save Nuclear Deal, Hardline Regime

Hassan Rouhani

Iranian leaders and their European counterparts are scrambling to save the landmark nuclear deal as the Islamic Republic’s ruling regime teeters on the brink of collapse amid a severe financial crunch that has sparked popular protests across the country, according to multiple U.S. officials who told the Washington Free Beacon Europe is “poisoning” its relations with the Trump administration.

E.U. Comes to Iran’s Aid

FILE PHOTO: The national flag of Iran is seen on top of the Austrian Chancellery during the visit of President Hassan Rouhani in Vienna

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union agreed 18 million euros ($20.6 mln) in aid for Iran on Thursday, including for the private sector, to help offset the impact of U.S. sanctions and salvage a 2015 deal that saw Tehran limit its nuclear ambitions.