The Iran nuclear agreement is an international political achievement that would be a pity to ditch, Péter Szijjártó, the foreign minister, said on Wednesday.
“The reason the deal carries global and historic significance is that it was the most important agreement reached in the last decades by the international community in which the United States and Russia sat on the same side of the table. This has always given hope when it comes to finding solutions to major global issues,” the minister said after delivering a lecture at the National University of Public Service.
He said that from Europe’s point of view it was an international issue in which the EU genuinely plays an important role.
So it is right for Federica Mogherini, the EU’s chief diplomat, to make a stand on the issue, he added.
He said hopefully the Iran deal would endure with the remaining players involved in spite of the withdrawal of the United States.
Iran’s stability and involvement in international politics is important in terms of Europe’s security because it determines wider stability in the Middle East, he said.
Szijjártó said that Hungary agrees with the EU’s position and common statements, adding that he trusted there would be no return to the situation prior to the agreement.
Hungary has an interest in the deal’s survival and regrets the US decision, he said. “Hopefully it won’t be completely abolished,” he said.
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