Published: Mon, May 07, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

London trying to persuade USA to remain part of Iran nuclear deal

London trying to persuade USA to remain part of Iran nuclear deal

As a looming deadline approaches for the Iran nuclear deal, there may be a plan to prevent the United States from pulling out of the agreement - essentially a workaround that would help President Trump deliver on a campaign promise of renegotiating the deal.

Iran's president warned Trump on Sunday that leaving the nuclear deal would be a "historic regret".

He said Britain - which remains committed to the agreement - the United States and Europe were "united in our effort to tackle the kind of Iranian behaviour that makes the Middle East region less secure -? its cyber activities, its support for groups like Hezbollah, and its unsafe missile programme".

France, the United Kingdom and Germany have been trying persuade the USA president that the current deal is the best way to stop Iran developing nuclear weapons.

The Israeli investigators were reportedly contacted by Trump's aides after his visit to Israel in May 2017, in which he promised Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the US would never allow Iran to develop or possess nuclear weapons. Trump is set to decide by May 12 whether to pull out of the Iran deal. Was checked information about the possible links of politicians with Iranian lobbyists that has brought them the nuclear deal with personal or political gain, whether they leak confidential information to journalists New York Times, MSNBC TV, website, Atlantic, Vox and the Israeli publication Haaretz.

With a May 12th deadline looming, there were growing signals that the United States may withdraw from the agreement which President Donald Trump has labelled "the worst deal ever". Kerry reportedly also spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.

The 2015 Iran nuclear deal lifted crippling economic sanctions that had locked Iran out of worldwide banking and the global oil trade.

Two of America's closest allies in the Middle East, Israel and Saudi Arabia, are also Iran's fiercest enemies and are urging Trump to walk away from the deal.

A senior Israeli intelligence official said the vast majority of the documents uncovered were not previously known. In Hadian's view, the greatest danger is that Europe will try to appease Trump "at any cost", when it should be working "on a plan B to save the deal without the United States".

During two days of talks in Washington, Mr Johnson will meet U.S. vice-president Mike Pence, national security adviser John Bolton and foreign policy leaders in Congress.

The US president has fiercely criticised the agreement, which eased sanctions on Tehran in exchange for commitments to abandon its nuclear weapons programme.

European officials are expected to present a supplementary agreement to the Iran deal to the White House this week pledging to respond to Iran's ballistic missile activity, but it is unclear if this will be enough to sway the President.

Boris Johnson, Britain's foreign secretary, is scheduled to meet with USA officials during his current trip to Washington. Iran is an arch-nemesis of Israel. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has certified that Iran is in compliance with the terms of the deal.

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