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US urged Britain to withdraw from Iran nuclear agreement

US Ambassador called on the European Union not to invest in the Iranian economy, stressing the need for "permanent and significant" changes in this country
10:35, 13 August 2018

Reuters

US Ambassador to United Kingdom Woody Johnson called on London to stop supporting the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. This was reported by Reuters agency.

Despite opposition from European allies, U.S. President Trump in May pulled the United States out of a deal between world powers and Tehran under which international sanctions were lifted in return for curbs on Iran’s nuclear program.

Since then, Britain, France and Germany have sought to keep the deal alive, while Trump has prepared new sanctions, saying a broader and more balanced deal is needed. Iran has denounced the sanctions as “U.S. unilateralism”.

U.S. Ambassador to Britain Woody Johnson criticized Tehran for funding “proxy wars and malign activities” instead of investing in its economy. He said Iran needed to make tangible and sustained changes to behave like a normal country.

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“Until then, America is turning up the pressure and we want the UK by our side,” Johnson wrote in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper.

“It is time to move on from the flawed 2015 deal. We are asking global Britain to use its considerable diplomatic power and influence and join us as we lead a concerted global effort toward a genuinely comprehensive agreement.”
As it was reported earlier, American President Donald Trump signed a decree on restoring sanctions against Iran, which were canceled in January 2016. In response to the introduced by the US sanctions against Iran, the EU adopted a decree, which blocks these sanctions on their territory.
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