US Ambassador Pressures UK To Back Trump In Iran Nuke Deal Withdrawal

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: US Ambassador to Britain Woody Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street after US Secretary Of State, Rex Tillerson meet Prime Minister Theresa May on January 22, 2018 in London, England. Mr Til... LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: US Ambassador to Britain Woody Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street after US Secretary Of State, Rex Tillerson meet Prime Minister Theresa May on January 22, 2018 in London, England. Mr Tillerson is due to hold talks with the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and National Security Adviser Mark Sedwill to discuss a range of international issues including the on-going crisis in Yemen. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 12, 2018 1:14 pm
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LONDON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador in London is urging Britain to back President Donald Trump in pulling out of the Iran nuclear agreement, saying a united front is the best way to persuade Tehran to change its course.

Ambassador Robert Wood “Woody” Johnson (pictured above) wrote in the Sunday Telegraph that “we are asking global Britain to use its considerable diplomatic power and influence and join us as we lead a concerted global effort towards a genuinely comprehensive agreement.”

Trump pulled out of the deal in May and last week began reinstating economic sanctions against Iran that were eased in exchange for concessions on Iran’s nuclear program.

The U.K., France, Russia, China, Germany and the European Union, which also signed the deal, have criticized Trump’s decision and continue to back the agreement with Iran.

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