Vienna meet on nuclear deal supports Iran's continued oil, gas exports

President Donald J. Trump signs a National Security Presidential Memorandum as he announces the withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear deal

During a meeting in the Austrian capital of Vienna, Rouhani told Yukiya Amano, director general of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), that Iran might reconsider its cooperation level with the international nuclear watchdog.

Foreign ministers of China, Russia, France, Britain, Germany and Iran met in Vienna on Friday to discuss how to save the landmark deal following the US withdrawal.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday that the ministerial meeting of the remaining parties to the worldwide 2015 nuclear deal was "constructive". Washington has since told countries they must stop buying Iranian oil from November 4 or face financial measures.

The other signatories - Britain, France, Germany, China and Russian Federation - have vowed to stay in the accord but appear powerless to stop their countries companies pulling out of Iran for fear of USA penalties.

"Failure to maintain and implement the deal would not only affect the Iran nuclear issue itself but also cause serious negative impacts on the functioning of the non-proliferation regime as well as on the situation in the Middle East", Wang said.

"We all know that we want to stay in the nuclear deal, and we believe that we should keep talks in a quite atmosphere", she said.

The statement sent a positive signal, while the meeting was shadowed by Iran's dissatisfaction with the European Union (EU)'s offer to secure its economic interests by anti-sanction measures.

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They said they remained committed to the accord and to building up trade and investment links with Iran, including "the continuation of Iran's export of oil and gas" and other energy products.

Foreign ministers from the remaining signatories met in Vienna today to work around continuing U.S. efforts to kill the deal, but U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, was missing.

What Iran expects from other signatories to the accord is to consider Iranians' nuclear, political and economic rights addressed in the deal, Zarif told reporters ahead of the meeting.

The US withdrawal from being bound by the document, announced in May, was accompanied by significant threats of sanctions on all countries wishing to have economic trading relations with Iran. The rial currency has fallen, prices have risen and the country has been hit by street protests and strikes.

Trump in May slammed the nuclear accord signed under his predecessor Barack Obama as "horrible" and "defective at its core", earning applause from Iran's regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Israel.

The new round of diplomacy has been clouded after security services said they had foiled an alleged plot to bomb a Paris rally by an exiled Iranian opposition group, the People s Mujahedeen of Iran.

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