Vice President Pence called on European allies on Saturday to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear pact with Iran after Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke out in defense of the agreement.
"It is time for our European partners to stand by us and with the Iranian people, our allies and friends in the region," Pence said at the Munich Security Conference.
"It is time for that our European partners are withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear agreement and supporting us in the economic and diplomatic pressure necessary to give the Iranian people, the region and the world the peace, security and freedom they deserve ", added he added.
Pence, who had a bilateral meeting with Merkel at the annual conference, spoke shortly afterwards when the German leader praised the nuclear agreement of the Obama era.
"The only question that arises between us on this subject is, let us help you, our common cause, our common goal of containing the harmful or difficult development of Iran, by withdrawing from the one remaining agreement , Or do we help more by keeping the small anchor we have, perhaps to put pressure on other areas? According to the Associated Press, Merkel said.
The Saturday's speech was the second time this week that Pence's European allies urged withdrawal from the nuclear deal.
"Unfortunately, some of our leading European partners were far from being so cooperative "They pointed to efforts to establish mechanisms for lifting our sanctions," Pence said Thursday in Warsaw during a US-organized conference on the Middle East
that European efforts to broaden trade with Iran were "one An attempt to break American sanctions against the murderous revolutionary regime in Iran, "he added." It is an inappropriate move that will only strengthen Iran, which will weaken [European Union] and create even more distance between Europe and the United States. "
President Trump a long-time critic of the Nuclear Pact, rejected by Fox for Nazi images The US under former President Obama and Iran had signed to dismiss several other world powers withdrew the US last year from the agreement because they did not address other issues, such as supporting Tehran's militant groups in the Middle East and the missile program ,
The Iran deal is one of several foreign policy platforms with which the Trump government and the European allies as well as trade and NATO contributions have disagreed.