UK ‘committed’ to Iran nuclear deal

According to Mikrofonnews Agency (MHA), The UK continues to believe that the nuclear deal with Iran is the best way to prevent it from getting nuclear weapons, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday.

“We will remain committed to it as long as Iran meets its obligations,” she said, according to Anadolu Agency.

May’s comments came during her meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Netanyahu met May in London following meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who both told him they were committed to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Netanyahu has aimed to convince European leaders to follow the example of U.S. President Donald Trump, who withdrew his country from the deal.

“Along with France and Germany, the UK continues to believe [the JCPOA] is the best route to preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon,” May said.

“But we do recognize that there are other issues that need to be addressed in relation to Iran – its destabilizing regional activity in countries like Syria and Yemen and also the proliferation of ballistic missiles.”