COPENHAGEN, May 17 (Reuters) - The world's largest container shipping firm A.P. Moller-Maersk said Thursday it would shut down its business in Iran to abide with reimposed sanctions after Washington pulled the United States from a nuclear accord.
"With the sanctions the Americans are to impose, you can't do business in Iran if you also have business in the U.S., and we have that on a large scale," Soren Skou told Reuters in an interview following the firm's first-quarter report.
"I don't know the exact timing details, but I am certain that we're also going to shut down (in Iran)". The move comes one day after French energy giant Total joined other European companies in signalling they could exit Iran, casting doubt on whether European leaders meeting to try to salvage the Iran nuclear deal can safeguard trade with Tehran.
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