The best way to address global concern about Iran's role in the region and its ballistic missile programme is within the framework of the nuclear deal.
The German chancellor echoed sentiments on Wednesday by other major European countries, which maintain that the deal is the most effective way to stop the increasingly influential regional power from obtaining an atomic weapon.
On May 11, Merkel criticized the decision of US President Donald Trump to withdraw the United States from the agreement with Iran, as she said, 'it is wrong to unilaterally cancel a pact unanimously approved by the Security Council of United Nations'.
"This agreement is everything other than ideal, but Iran is, according to all the knowledge of the worldwide nuclear authorities, sticking to the commitments of the agreement", said Merkel. Therefore, despite all the difficulties, which we are facing in the current days, transatlantic relations have and retain a paramount importance, it remains invariable.
The chancellor also said Germany will remain committed to the Iran Nuclear Deal despite the US withdrawal.
She said situation will not improve after Washington's withdrawal from the deal.
The statement came a week after President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the JCPOA despite the fact that Iran remained in compliance with the deal as verified by the IAEA in 11 inspection reports.
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