Best to stick with Iran nuclear deal even if it isn’t ideal – Merkel

The best way to address international concern about Iran’s role in the region and its ballistic missile program is within the framework of the nuclear deal, even after the US pulled out, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday. “The question is whether you can talk better if you terminate an agreement or if you stay in it… we say you can talk better if you remain in it,” Merkel told lawmakers in the Bundestag lower house of parliament. “This agreement is everything other than ideal, but Iran is, according to all the knowledge of the international nuclear authorities, sticking to the commitments of the agreement,” Merkel said, as cited by Reuters.