US Ambassador Urges Britain to Ditch Support for Iran Nuclear Deal

US Ambassador to the United Kingdom Woody Johnson at the Ambassador's official residence in Regent's Park

US Ambassador to the United Kingdom Woody Johnson at the Ambassador's official residence in Regent's Park Credit Eddie Mulholland

He used the government's Brexit rhetoric to support his case, saying that "global Britain" should use its "considerable diplomatic power and influence" to force a change of approach.

It came after the administration of US President Donald Trump's, unilateral withdrawal from a landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

Iran will soon receive a second batch of enriched uranium up to 20 percent that Russian Federation kept under a nuclear agreement signed between the Persian nation and six world powers. It is time to move on from the flawed 2015 deal.

Ammar al-Hakim, leader of the Iraqi National Wisdom Movement, has announced support for Iran in the face of US sanctions.

Trump announced on May 8 that he would abandon the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers - the United States, the UK, France, Russia, China and Germany.

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In the article, Johnson said the Trump administration is "determined to make sure they [the sanctions] are fully enforced". He has called on countries not to trade with Iran while different countries, including the remaining signatories to the deal, have vowed to resist United States pressures. "But we have had discussions with Washington about how we can work together in other ways to curb activity by Iran in the Middle East which concern us".

Last week the European Union's executive Commission introduced a "blocking statute" to protect European businesses from the impact of the sanctions.

On Monday, Trump ordered all nuclear-related sanctions that were removed under the deal to be reinstated immediately.

"Any of these batches can be used for almost one year and therefore, we have 20% fuel for Tehran Reactor for at least 7 to 8 years", Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said. Of all the G-7 leaders at the bruising summit, she largely side-stepped the public skirmishing.

May's position is likely to become even more awkward in the coming days as she's forced to choose between European leaders, whose support she needs for a favorable Brexit deal or a USA leader determined to secure EU compliance with reimposed sanctions on Iran, fear British officials.

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