Meeting of the “group of twenty” in the Argentine capital will take place without the Secretary of state, the foreign Ministers of Russia and France, as well as the head of European diplomacy.In Buenos Aires, opened the summit of the twenty largest economies (G20) at the level of foreign Ministers. The two-day event on may 20-21, in the absence of some key participants, so observers do not expect significant progress in resolving the growing crises in the middle East.
Without Pompeo, Lavrov, Le Drian and Mogherini
At the summit of “group of twenty” is missing, in particular, the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo. Instead, he will be on the 21st of may in Washington with a speech about the Iranian strategy of the United States after the country of the Iranian agreement. In Buenos Aires the United States is Deputy John Sullivan.
Not arrived for a meeting”the big twenty” and the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov. Trip to Argentina cancelled “in connection with a series of activities of the government”, reported the press service of the foreign Ministry. At the meeting representatives of the leading economies in the world Russia will be represented at the level of Deputy Minister.
In addition, the summit is not part of the Minister of foreign Affairs of France Dan-Yves Le Drian and the EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini.
The German Minister called to save the deal with Iran
Before the meeting in Buenos Aires the foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Wt (Heiko Maas) in favor of maintaining agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. The rejection of this deal would mean “an uncertain future” of nuclear weapons, said the Mas, the evening of may 20 upon arrival in Argentina. “It is not so much about Iran, but about our own interests in the field of security, both German and European”, – he stressed.
May 21, Heiko Wt in summit, will hold talks with counterparts from Argentina, China, Mexico and Chile. Moreover, it is possible his meeting with the foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Adel al-Jubeir.
The conflict around the Iranian agreement
In early may, President Donald trump announced the US withdrawal from the Joint comprehensive action plan (FDP), signed between Iran, the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany in 2015, and providing for the implementation by Tehran of a number of steps to limit its nuclear program in exchange for lifting sanctions. Trump has accused Iran of supporting terrorism and efforts to continue the development of nuclear weapons. After withdrawal from the agreement, the United States expanded sanctions against Iran. These sanctions can have a negative impact on non-us companies doing business in Iran.
Other parties criticized the decision of trump and said they intend to keep the agreement in force. At the same time, the Iranian foreign Minister said that European countries have 45 to 60 days to provide guarantees for the protection of Iran’s interests and compensation of losses caused as a result of the US withdrawal from the transaction. If the European parties to the transaction do not, Iran warns of making “forced solutions.”