‘Don’t walk away’ from Iran deal

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has called on US President Donald Trump not to scuttle the Iran nuclear deal.

In an article in The New York Times on Sunday, Johnson, who is in Washington to persuade the Trump administration to remain in the international accord, said that “it would be a mistake to walk away.”

He argued that “only Iran would gain” if the United States withdraws from the international nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers.

“Of all the options we have for ensuring that Iran never gets a nuclear weapon, this pact offers the fewest disadvantages,” he wrote.

“It has weaknesses, certainly, but I am convinced they can be remedied,” he said, adding that Britain was working with the US, France and Germany to achieve that.

Trump has declared that he would pull the US out of the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which lifted nuclear-related sanctions on Tehran in exchange…

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