Poland breaks with EU on Iran deal, plans to defend US stance

by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Polish leaders are planning to defend the U.S. government's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal within the European Union, where the decision has been strongly criticized.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Tuesday that Poland wants to be an "informal go-between" and to explain to EU members and U.S. officials the positions of the other.

The Polish government's mediation offer departs somewhat from the united front EU leaders displayed last week in voicing their continued support for the landmark nuclear deal.

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