Pompeo met with Mogherini in Washington on Iran, peace deal, Venezuela and much more; EU delegation to attend Bahrain workshop next week.


The European Union claims it is willing to work with President Trump’s peace plan between Israel and the Palestinians if it includes a two-state solution. United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with the EU Head of Foreign Policy and Vice President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, in Washington on Wednesday. The leaders discussed “US-EU relations and a number of common interests and shared challenges facing the United States and Europe, including European defense and security, Afghanistan, Cuba, Iran, Libya, Moldova, the western Balkans, Russia, Ukraine, and Venezuela,” as well as President Trump’s peace deal.

Following their meeting, the EU representative claimed that “the EU is ready to work with the US administration on the basis of its longstanding position, including the commitment to a negotiated two-state solution and agreed international parameters.” She also reiterated the European Union’s call for an independent, Palestinian state “with a clear status for Jerusalem, and with respect to the international parameters that are clearly known.”

Mogherini also met with President Trump’s special advisor Jared Kushner ahead of next week’s first phase of the “Deal of the Century”, a workshop in Bahrain. The EU will send a delegation to next week’s events alongside representatives from the UN and numerous Arab states. Israeli delegations from private sectors will participate, but no officials or politicians have been invited.

The EU has been given until June 27 by the Islamic Republic of Iran to find a solution to its ongoing economic crisis caused by the United States’ sanctions, or what Iranian officials have referred to as an “economic war”. Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) recently announced it would surpass the uranium stockpile limits permitted under the nuclear deal by then if its demands are not met.

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