Donald Tusk condemns Trump administration as 'capricious'

European Council President Donald Tusk

Earlier, the United States announced the opening of embassies in Jerusalem. European Council president Donald Tusk said before the meeting, setting the mood among EU leaders.

Exactly a week ago, Trump announced the USA will be withdrawing from the "terrible" Iran deal and re-imposing sanctions that were suspended in 2016 under the terms of the agreement negotiated by the Obama administration. "The EU can't compel or really protect the private sector", Sanam Vakil, associate fellow at Chatham House said of Total's announcement.

European leaders sought unity on Wednesday toward threatened USA import tariffs on steel and aluminium, balancing the views of those most fearful of a trade war and those determined not to be bullied into concessions.

Danish oil product shipping operator Maersk Tankers said it would wind down its customer agreements in Iran by November, while German insurer Allianz said on Tuesday it was preparing to wind down Iran-related business.

Over the dinner of Bulgarian salad, meatballs, buffalo steak and walnut biscuits with berries, May meanwhile was to tell her fellow leaders that Britain was "committed to ensuring the deal is upheld" so long as Iran honours its commitments, her spokeswoman said.

"The world is in disorder", European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker declared on Wednesday (16 May). "It is absurd to even think that the European Union could be a threat to the United States".

'This agreement is everything other than ideal, but Iran is, according to all the knowledge of the global nuclear authorities, sticking to the commitments of the agreement, ' stated Merkel.

European ministers met a top Iranian official in Brussels on Tuesday in a bid to save the Iranian nuclear accord after Trump made a decision to pull out.

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They tasked experts with coming up with measures for a meeting of their deputies in Vienna next week.

The European Commission is refusing to open talks on wider trade terms with the U.S., including import tariffs on cars - a bugbear of the USA president - until it receives a permanent exemption from punitive taxes on European steel and aluminium.

Brussels and Tehran have agreed to launch "intensive expert discussions", which have already begun, she said.

The head of the European Council Donald Tusk on Twitter said that the recent decisions of the US President Donald trump has helped the EU to get rid of all illusions.

"Looking at the latest decisions of Donald Trump, someone could even think: with friends like that who needs enemies". Tusk told a news conference.

"The way to address will give answer to the broader question on how Europe should deal with the Trump administration", a senior European Union official had noted before the meeting.

European Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said the EU was willing to a so-called blocking statute that would make it illegal for European companies to comply with U.S. sanctions imposed on Iran and not recognize United States court decisions that enforce American sanctions.

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