UK Backs Iran Nuclear Deal
LONDON (Dispatches) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has urged all parties to uphold their commitments to the Iran nuclear deal, describing it “a historic achievement”.
Johnson’s remarks followed phone calls with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.
However, U.S. commitment to maintaining the deal struck under former President Barack Obama has been cast into doubt by current American leader Donald Trump who is opposed to the international compromise package.
His administration plans to announce its decision on the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six major world powers. Trump is expected to decertify the agreement.
However, British remains supportive of the deal, which took 13 years to hammer out. “The nuclear deal was a crucial agreement that neutralized Iran’s nuclear threat,” Johnson said on Wednesday.