The foreign ministers of Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the United States announced their intention to “revive” transatlantic relations, after their first meeting since Joe Biden’s accession to the US presidency.
“The foreign ministers agreed on their desire to revive the strong traditional transatlantic partnership and to meet global challenges together in the future,” they said in a statement.
“This in-depth exchange, the first between the foreign ministers since the inauguration of President (Joe) Biden, was marked by an atmosphere of trust and construction.”
According to the statement, European ministers and their new American counterpart Anthony Blinken talked about the nuclear deal with Iran, practically in a dead end after former US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw his country from it in 2018.
The head of British diplomacy, Dominic Raab, said on Twitter that the three European countries that signed the agreement in 2015 and the United States “have talked about how a unified approach responds to common concerns about Iran.”
In these remote exchanges, Berlin said, they addressed issues such as the coronavirus pandemic, relations with China and Russia, and global climate policies.
On Twitter, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian described the conversation as “an important conversation about Iran” and about how to manage “together” the challenges related to nuclear energy and regional security.
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