London(October 12, 2017): Theresa May has directly appealed to Donald Trump not to end the Iran nuclear deal, arguing it is “vitally important for regional security”.
The British prime minister telephoned the U.S. president after it was announced he will deliver his decision on his “overall Iran strategy” later this week.
U.S. officials have said Trump is expected to “decertify” the deal, having described it as an “embarrassment” and “the worst deal ever negotiated.”
“The British PM stressed that it was important that the deal was carefully monitored and properly enforced.”
Britain and other European signatories to the 2015 deal, which ended sanctions on Tehran in return for Iran agreeing to give up its nuclear weapons programme, have launched urgent diplomatic efforts to save it.
Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, called Rex Tillerson, his U.S. counterpart yesterday to argue the deal was “making the world a safer place.”