USA and Iran Could Accidentally Trigger Conflict, UK Warns

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Pompeo had planned to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow to discuss "bilateral and multilateral challenges".

"I think what we need is a period of calm, to make..."

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian joined the criticism of the U.S. saying Washington's move to step up sanctions against Iran "does not suit us".

He stressed that a nucqearized Iran could lead to the country's neighbors also seeking to "become nuclear powers".

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Brussels today to hold talks with Mr Hunt, as well as foreign ministers from France, Italy and Germany.

Pompeo intends to meet the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and International Security of the European Union, Federica Mogherini, on Monday, although the EU bloc has expressed certain astonishment at the unexpected visit.

"The Iranians have used the proxies in the region to dominate and control the Middle East which is their ultimate objective", Keane continued.

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European countries said last week they wanted to preserve Iran's nuclear deal and rejected "ultimatums" from Tehran, after Iran relaxed restrictions on its nuclear program and threatened moves that might breach the 2015 global pact.

"So we will be sharing those concerns with my European counterparts, with [US Secretary of State] Mike Pompeo", he added, speaking to Sky News as he arrived in Brussels. Europe sees it as key to preventing a nuclear-armed Iran, the report said. In September previous year, he said he was "disturbed and indeed deeply disappointed" by the EU's decision to bypass U.S. sanctions.

But German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said they underlined to Pompeo "that we're concerned about the development and tensions in the region, that we don't want a military escalation".

Russian Federation has been an ally to Iran, which was hit with new US sanctions last week.

While the European Union shares some USA concerns about Iran, including over its involvement in the Syrian conflict, it still backs the 2015 nuclear deal, saying that it is in Europe's own security interests.

Pompeo canceled a visit to Moscow on Monday and stopped in Brussels instead, en route to Sochi.

Russia's alleged meddling in United States affairs, including in the 2016 presidential election that resulted in Trump's victory, has never been proven.

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