US Ambassador to Britain Woody Johnson has urged the UK to drop out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and follow the lead of President Donald Trump who left the “flawed” agreement in May.
Trump announced on May 8 that he would abandon the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers – the US, the UK, France, Russia, China and Germany.
The move did not go down well with the other signatories, who have made it clear that they would stay in.
In an article for The Sunday Telegraph, the American envoy called on the government of British Prime Minister Theresa May to reconsider its support for the nuclear deal and side with Washington.
“America is turning up the pressure and we want the UK by our side. It is time to move on from the flawed 2015 deal,” he said.
“We are asking global Britain to use its considerable diplomatic power and influence and join us as we lead a concerted global…