PressTV-UK backs Iran nuclear deal after Israeli claims

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has reaffirmed his country’s support for the landmark nuclear deal with Iran despite Israeli claims that Tehran had violated the 2015 agreement.

Johnson said on Tuesday that the Iran nuclear deal was “based on tough verification,” and London would stick with it despite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s accusations about Tehran “secretly” pursuing a nuclear weapons program before signing the agreement.

“The Iran nuclear deal is not based on trust about Iran’s intentions; rather it is based on tough verification, including measures that allow inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) unprecedented access to Iran’s nuclear program,” the British foreign secretary said.

Johnson defended “verification provisions” in the landmark deal with Iran and “intrusive inspections” by the IAEA as good reasons to keep the agreement in place.

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