UK to Soften Trump JCPOA Policy

UK to Soften Trump JCPOA PolicyUK to Soften Trump JCPOA Policy

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said he will seek to work with the administration of US president-elect Donald Trump to “make a success” of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Trump criticized the deal during his election campaign and has chosen opponents of the agreement to fill senior positions in his White House team, leading to uncertainty about its future.

In a speech on March 21, he said both that he would scrap the deal and strictly enforce it.

“The government remains committed to the nuclear deal in Iran and we look forward to working with the new administration in the United States to make it a success,” Johnson told lawmakers in the House of Commons in London on Tuesday, Bloomberg reported.

“We in this country, in this government, do think there’s merit in the deal,” he said. “We should be positive about our engagement and keep it on the road.”


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