UK, French, Ger­man, Ital­ian min­is­ters to meet on Iran

Muscat Daily - - WORLD -

Brus­sels, Bel­gium - The for­eign min­is­ters of Bri­tain, France, Ger­many and Italy along with the EU diplo­matic chief will hold talks in Brus­sels on the Iran and Libya crises, of­fi­cials said.

The Bri­tish For­eign Min­istry said the talks would cover the fall­out from the US killing of Qasem Soleimani as well as Tehran’s lat­est step back from the 2015 nu­clear deal.

The sit­u­a­tion in Libya, where strong­man Khal­ifa Haf­tar's forces have seized the coastal city of Sirte, is also the agenda.

Bri­tish For­eign Min­is­ter Do­minic Raab will hold a one-on-one meet­ing with his French coun­ter­part JeanYves Le Drian, who has warned Iran against re­tal­i­at­ing over Soleimani's death, be­fore join­ing the Ger­man and Ital­ian min­is­ters for talks on Libya. “The for­eign sec­re­tary is trav­el­ling to Brus­sels today for talks with his Euro­pean coun­ter­parts,” the Bri­tish For­eign Min­istry said.

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