British Foreign Secretary urged US not to undermine nuclear deal work

Vastavam web: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson urged the United States today not to undermine the Iran nuclear deal it has just ditched and said Washington should “spell out” its plans for what comes next.”I urge the US to avoid taking any action that would hinder other parties from continuing to make the agreement work,” Johnson told parliament, adding that Britain had “no intention of walking away” from the deal, which remained “vital” to its national security.They have also vowed to protect companies operating in the country after President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that as a result of pulling out of the deal the US would reinstate severe sanctions against Tehran.

Trump’s national security advisor John Bolton said European firms doing business in Iran now have a six-month deadline to wind up investments or risk American sanctions.”We will do our utmost to protect UK commercial interests,” Johnson told lawmakers when pressed on the potential impact on British firms dealing with Tehran.”It falls to the US administration to spell out their view of the way head,” said Johnson, who visited Washington earlier this week and failed to convince Trump to remain inside the nuclear deal.

“President Trump said himself last night that he is committed to finding a new solution and we should hold him to his word,” he added.”We have yet to see the detail of how he intends to do it, but we will certainly be as supportive as we can.” Questioned by several lawmakers on whether the US was considering a military solution to the issue, Johnson insisted “there is no such plan”.Prime Minister Theresa May earlier told parliament: “We accept that there are other issues in relation to the behaviour of Iran in the region.

“Those are issues that need to be addressed and we are working with our European and other allies to do just that,” she said.