Germany condemns Iran’s move to accelerate nuclear work and calls for reconciliation

Germany condemns Iran’s move to accelerate nuclear work and calls for reconciliation

Iran’s announcement that it has developed advanced machines to speed up uranium enrichment jeopardises a 2015 accord with world powers, Germany’s foreign minister said on Monday (4 November), urging Tehran to return to the pact. Iran has been gradually shedding commitments under the deal since the United States withdrew from it last year and reimposed sanctions on Tehran, blocking its oil exports to try to force it into negotiating stricter limits on its nuclear programme. Under the agreement between Iran and world powers, Tehran is only allowed to enrich uranium…

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Huawei’s billion-euro pitch to Vestager

Huawei’s billion-euro pitch to Vestager

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has released 2018 figures showing its presence in Europe provided a €12.8 billion stimulus to the EU’s economy, backing the company’s claim that it has become an essential element of Europe’s digital ecosystem. The figures, published on Monday (4 November), were intended particularly for incoming Commission Vice-President Margarethe Vestager who vowed to make “Europe fit for a digital age” as part of her new five-year mandate. The publication of Huawei’s 2018 economic data in Europe comes as America’s pressure on the company appears to be easing….

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