Juncker: The nuclear deal with Iran is paramount

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The EU's willingness to maintain the nuclear deal with Iran was emphasized by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during a joint press conference with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres following a meeting in Brussels today.

"We want to keep alive this agreement that we have reached with other partners with Iran. "We do not want it to be destroyed because it is of paramount importance for peace in the region and peace in the rest of the world," said President Juncker.

For his part, the UN Secretary-General said that he had been briefed by the President of the Commission on the measures that the EU intends to take and wished him every success, stating that he fully supports these efforts.

Besides, Z.K. Juncker announced that he had proposed to A. Guterres to appoint a special representative for the safety of journalists, following the latest events that cause concern in Europe and abroad.

Finally, A. Guterres spoke of the return of the "cold war" with "one difference". "Today there are no dialogue and contact mechanisms that ensured in the past that the situation will not get out of control," he said, referring to "conflicts" that are increasingly growing and are "interconnected" with each other and with a global "terrorist threat".