British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt speaks to the media in Berlin, Germany.
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DUBAI — European leaders are scrambling to save the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, which Tehran says it will continue to breach unless it gets protections from American economic sanctions.
U.K. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Monday that there was still room for diplomacy, saying the deal “isn’t dead yet.”
“Iran is still a good year away from developing a nuclear bomb,” Hunt told reporters in Brussels. “There is still some closing, but small window to keep the deal alive.” He said that the parties to the deal would meet to discuss next steps, and added that while the U.S. was a critical ally, he disagreed with Washington’s current approach to Iran.
“We are looking to find a way to preserve the nuclear deal which we think is the best way of keeping the Middle East as a whole nuclear weapon free.”
Iran is threatening to return to its nuclear development status before the…