Denmark will be part of the initiative on trade with Iran

With five others, Denmark in handelsinitiativ. It sends the signal to preserve atomaftale, believe Kofod. Denmark is part of the handelsinitiativet Instex, su

Denmark will be part of the initiative on trade with Iran

With five others, Denmark in handelsinitiativ. It sends the signal to preserve atomaftale, believe Kofod.

Denmark is part of the handelsinitiativet Instex, such as France, Germany and the Uk are behind.

the Initiative is a pengekanal, which ensures that you can trade with Iran despite u.s. sanctions.

- the Government has decided that Denmark will become a shareholder in Instex, because we believe that Denmark and Europe have a clear security interest in maintaining atomaftalen.

- the Agreement is our best way to ensure that Iran does not develop nuclear weapons and to prevent further escalations in the region, says minister of foreign affairs Jeppe Kofod (S) in a written comment to the news agency Ritzau.

Denmark will join the initiative together with Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.

- Atomaftalen rests on two legs - international scrutiny of the iranian nuclear programme on the one hand, and sanktionsløftelse and trade with Iran, on the other hand.

- six countries now want to join the Instex, and thus joins France, Germany and the UK, is an important signal that Europe stands behind the agreement and is willing to take concrete steps to preserve it, says Jeppe Kofod.

The Danish minister of foreign affairs stresses that he is concerned about Iran's violations of atomaftalen.

- I would like to stress that we are extremely concerned about the iranian violations of the atomaftalens provisions. We've teamed up with the european UNION have repeatedly called on Iran to full compliance, says Kofod.

the Parliament should not approve of Denmark's commitment to the initiative.

the UNITED states withdrew last year out of the international atomaftale with Iran. Instead of re-imposing president Donald Trump tough economic sanctions against the country. They prevent, among other, european companies can trade with or settle down in Iran.

the Result has been a sharp economic downturn, which hit the rank-and-file iranians hard.

There have been several demonstrations in Iran, where people have taken to the streets after the government's decision to increase the price of petrol and the rationing of a variety of goods in the sanktionsramte country.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 30 November 2019, 17:00

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