UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says his government has “no intention of walking away” from the Iran nuclear agreement, despite President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the deal.
Johnson who was speaking in Parliament told British MPs that the UK would “strive to preserve the gains” made by the international agreement.
Trump announced on Tuesday he will pull out, describing it as “defective at its core.”
Johnson said there is “a great deal of support” for the JCPOA and “a great deal of confusion” as to why President Trump wants to get rid of it.
Pointing to Trump, he also stated that anyone with an alternative solution to the problem of how to constrain, or ideas for a military solution, should come forward now and say what those solutions are.
The foreign secretary had tweeted on Tuesday that he deeply regrets Trump’s decision and had voiced support for the deal.
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