Stropnický: Mogherini statement on Iran nuclear treaty should have mentioned missile development

The Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs says Prague will continue to back an international nuclear agreement with Iran, despite US President Donald Trump’s announcement that the US will pull out of the deal. The Czech Foreign Minister, Martin Stropnický, says the country does not wish to split from the European Union’s regretful position on Mr. Trump’s move.

Mr. Stropnický said, however, that a statement on the matter from EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini should have specified that Tehran was developing ballistic missiles. He said it was not possible to completely overlook the arguments of the US and Israel, who contend that Iran has breached the treaty.

The deal agreed under previous US president Barack Obama curbed Iran’s nuclear activities in return for the lifting of sanctions that had been imposed by the United Nations, the US and the EU.