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Boris Johnson heads to US in a bid to save Iran nuclear deal

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is flying to Washington to urge the US to not scrap the international deal designed to prevent Iran getting hold of nuclear weapons. The UK and it’s European allies have until 12 May to persuade US President Donald Trump to stick with the deal, which he has heavily criticised over recent months.

During his visit to the US, Johnson will also meet with US Vice President Mike Pence, the National Security Advisor, and other foreign policy leaders.

Ahead of the trip, the Foreign Secretary was confident an agreement could be reached, saying “The UK, US and European partners are also united in our effort to tackle the kind of Iranian behaviour that makes the Middle East region less secure”

President Trump, however has described the deal signed in 2015 as ‘insane.’ Mr Trump issued an ultimatum in January stating “either fix the deal’s disastrous flaws, or the United States will withdraw” 

The deal comes up for renewal next week on May 12.

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