Published: Mon, May 07, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

UK Foreign Secretary urges Trump to stay in Iran deal

UK Foreign Secretary urges Trump to stay in Iran deal

Regardless of where they are headquartered, virtually all multinational corporations do business or banking in the USA, meaning any return to pre-deal sanctions could torpedo deals made after the 2015 agreement came into force.

Britain remains committed the nuclear deal Iran signed with world powers in 2015.

The statement also emphasized the importance for all parties to the deal to thoroughly adhere to and fully implement their commitments under the nuclear accord.

Just days before President Donald Trump's deadline to announce if the us will continue or not with the nuclear deal reached with Iran, it was revealed that his team hired an Israeli private intelligence agency to spy on top ranking officials that helped broker the deal during the Obama administration. Failing to uphold them will effectively end US participation in the deal.

Trump, a fierce critic of the deal, has until May 12 to decide if he will again waive sanctions against Iran in exchange for limitations on its nuclear ambitions.

The foreign secretary is in Washington to persuade the U.S. president to remain a part of the global accord, said a BBC News report on Monday.

Now, with the deadline to renew the deal or make a decision on it otherwise fast approaching, US allies that are part of the deal believe Trump should not scrap it - since it is the best hope to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Instead, he said the deal, reached by the Obama administration, was so weak that Iran has no need to break it.

Washington is expected to announce by the end of this week, whether the United States will remain part of the deal.

"The U.S. has always sought to sow intrigue against Iran but has never succeeded in the face of Iran's greatness", Rouhani said in a speech, addressing crowds at a rally in the northeastern city of Sabzevar.

In a briefing to foreign reporters on Sunday local time, the Accoxiated Press quoted Mr Netanyahu as saying "a deal that enables Iran to keep and hide all its nuclear weapons know-how, is a frightful deal".

Netanyahu said Israel is sharing a trove of confiscated Iranian nuclear documents with the six world powers that signed the deal, as well as other countries, in hopes of mounting further opposition to the deal.

He believes the terms are too lenient, in particular that the deal limits Iran's nuclear activities for only a fixed period and fails to stop the development of ballistic missiles.

He added Iran has "a plan to counter any decision Trump may take and we will confront it". What happens after the US pulls out? And even if a so-called "add-on deal" with the Europeans is achieved, there is no guarantee it will satisfy Trump. He did not provide any evidence that Iran has violated the 2015 nuclear deal, but said the documents prove Tehran can not be trusted.

Iran also could respond by ending or limiting the inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency of its nuclear facilities.

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