In his letter, Tusk also warned against the USA negotiating new trade tariffs on steel and aluminum, saying that the European Union would "stick to its guns" on keeping deals current.
Tusk's remarks, made before he chaired a meeting in Bulgaria of the 28 leaders whose countries make up the world's biggest trading bloc, underscored the widening gulf in EU-U.S. relations. Some EU leaders have made a direct link between the move and the killing of nearly 60 Palestinians during protests on the Gaza border.
That came a day after many European newspapers featured dueling photographs on their front pages: the beaming visage of first daughter Ivanka Trump opening the new US Embassy in Jerusalem, and the smoky carnage an hour's drive away in Gaza, where scores of Palestinian protesters were killed by the Israeli military.
Looking at the latest decisions of President Trump someone could even think 'with friends like that who needs enemies?'
"The world is in disorder", European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker declared on Wednesday (16 May). Rutte added that friendship with the United States remains important.
Iran has said it may start enriching uranium again if it can no longer see any economic benefit from sticking to the deal, which lifted earlier worldwide sanctions on the Islamic Republic in exchange for it curbing its nuclear ambitions.
European Council President Donald Tusk urged the EU to "speak with one voice" in maintaining the nuclear deal with Iran.
British, French and German foreign ministers vowed to try to keep Iran's oil and investment flowing after a meeting with their Iranian counterpart on Tuesday but admitted they would struggle to provide the guarantees Tehran seeks.
Tusk said earlier that it was "absurd to even think that the European Union could be a threat to the US" in terms of trade. Tusk told a news conference.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel echoed his remarks. "Because there is a striking contrast between, on the one hand, an inauguration in great splendor, with smiles, and on the other hand, the drama, and families today that are in mourning with innocent children who are the victims of this situation", Michel told state broadcaster RTBF.
They also agreed to "initiate work to protect European companies negatively affected by the United States decision", which involves Washington reimposing sanctions on the Iranian nuclear programme.
Mr Tusk said the USA appeared to be hesitating in hitting European companies doing business in Iran with sanctions, but the bloc still needed to be ready to protect its interests.
The French energy giant Total said Wednesday that it will cease operations in Iran by November in order to avoid USA sanctions, while the Danish shipping firm Maersk and German insurer Alianz also have signaled their intentions of pulling out of Iran unless the companies secure tariff exemptions from Washington. "The Iranian nation will resist the USA plots", Iranian news agencies quoted Rohani as saying.
Trump is set to decide by May 12 to either keep the U.S.in the nuclear deal or not. "But lots of things can happen". Leaving the Iran deal in place wouldn't have hurt his standing with the Don't-Tread-On-Me Trump loyalists.
The commission estimates that 117,000 single family homes and 48,000 multi-family units will be constructed in California in 2020. Builders will have the option of adding solar panels to individual homes, or building shared power systems for a group of homes.
Elon Musk has given the first glimpse of his underground Los Angeles tunnel, and said free rides will start in just a few months. U.S. cities have largely halted the building of new tunnels and subways due to high costs that can exceed $1 billion per mile.
And would she do it again if President Donald Trump demanded it? His view represents that of most of his fellow Republicans. McCain, who has remained in Arizona since the end of previous year , was not expected to return for any votes this month.
The 393 close contacts now under surveillance for symptoms of Ebola would likely be the first recipients of the vaccine. Moeti said 362 contacts had been traced of those who had fallen sick - a necessary precursor to deploying the vaccines.
Officers walk past debris at Santa Maria church after the explosion in Surabaya , East Java, Indonesia on May 13, 2018. The attack on a district packed with malls, embassies and United Nations offices left around 20 others injured.
Since the eruption started more than a week ago, 36 structures, including 27 homes, have been destroyed. She said the lava inside the volcano sank out of site, replaced with steam plumes rising into the sky.
By comparison, the Liaoning is thought to now carry around 30 warplanes, including fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. Besides India, the US, Russia, the UK, France, Italy, Thailand and China operate a total of 18 aircraft carriers.
It is going to be entertaining to me, I'll be in Russian Federation for a week to follow the games and then finally vacation". Madrid can not let this chance slip - finals are to be won, not played and Real Madrid know what is at stake.
Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into payments a Kremlin-tied Russian oligarch made to President Trump's personal lawyer. Cohen has not been charged with any crime, and both he and his attorney have maintained that he has done nothing improper.
With more than 1 200 people wounded by live fire, it was the deadliest day in Gaza since Hamas's last war with Israel in 2014. US light crude was 15 cents lower at $70.81 a barrel, also not far off its highest since November 2014, in a volatile session.
Influential cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's bloc won the most seats, while Badr Brigade head Hadi al-Amiri came in a close second. Some prominent politicians now believe that al-Abadi is still the favorite to form the next government despite losing.
Prior to serving as the County Executive, he was elected to the Baltimore County council where he served for 16 years. On Twitter, Hogan wrote, "the First Lady and I are shocked and grieved by the sudden passing of [Kamenetz]".
Major League Baseball has issued a statement saying the Supreme Court ruling will have "profound effects" on the league. New Jersey lawmakers have introduced new legislation that would regulate and tax sports betting, hours after the U.S.
As of Wednesday, the 45th Weather Squadron said the probability for good launch weather Thursday at the Cape as 80 percent. Nowadays, NASA sends astronauts to the International Space Station using Russia's Roscosmos space program.
Since most e-cigarettes use lithium batteries, there is commonly known high risks associated with improper use of the electronics. And in 2016, a vape pen user in NY suffered third-degree burns after the pen exploded in his trousers , NBC reported .
She cited an August 2017 memo by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that prosecutors had filed in the case. Manafort's motion to dismiss the case Mueller brought against him in Virginia is still pending.
Kante helped Chelsea FC to keep Liverpool FC's attacking trio Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah muted in west London. "I am the first person to answer for this as I am the coach of this team".
He later spoke at a reception welcoming the United States delegation. "It's the right thing to do, " a smiling Netanyahu said . The other members of the delegation are Ivanka Trump's husband Jared Kushner, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, U.S.
This year, it will be observed today - May 13. " Mom ", I replied, "there are some other moms who might disagree with you ". So, you can make use of the following motherhood quotes which you can send or recite to express the love you feel for her .
Politicians across all parties have been paying tributes to the beloved former Labour MP all day as the announcement was made. Having pushed the British government to bid for the Olympics, her joy on securing the games for London was short-lived.
Ferrari surrendered the lead in the constructors' championship to Mercedes and now trail them by 27 points after five races. A lap later, McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne retired, propulsion lost out of the last corner.
A probe is under way into a fire in a Tesla Model X SUV that crashed on a freeway near Mountain View, California, on March 23. Everything we have seen thus far indicated a very high-speed collision and that Autopilot was not engaged.
The statement said the church wants to move forward with its own program that involves youth leadership and development. Reactions to the news were mixed from Mormons who grew up scouting, working their way toward becoming Eagle Scouts.