Days after US President Donald J. Trump announced that he would buck international protocol and unilaterally pull the United States out of a landmark deal that helped curb Iran's nuclear weapons programme, the European Union has been forced to ponder how it will respond to a threat issued by Trump's White House on May 13 that Washington would impose stiff economic sanctions on European companies that continue to do business with Tehran.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is heading...

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