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Britain says working with allies on new Iran measures

Iran Press TV

Wed Apr 25, 2018 01:47PM

The UK says it is working closely with allies to address issues relating to Iran, backing French President Emmanuel Macron's talks with the US president at the White House.

"We are working closely with our allies on how to address the range of challenges Iran poses in the Middle East, including those issues that President Macron proposed a new deal might cover," a spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa said on Wednesday.

Donald Trump, who currently faces a May 12 deadline to announce his final position on the Iran deal, said on Tuesday, "I think we will have a great shot at doing a much bigger, maybe, deal," claiming that any new deal will be based on "solid foundations."

The US and French presidents have called for major changes to Iran's nuclear deal, despite Tehran's repeated assertions that the agreement is non-negotiable.

Trump has repeatedly threatened to pull out of the historical agreement, which was struck between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 group of countries, including Washington itself.

Iran has stressed that European signatories to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) should convince Trump not to pull out of the deal, because there is no alternative to the accord.

Trump has said unless the European parties "fix the terrible flaws" of the accord by May 12, Washington would withdraw from the deal.

The deal removed nuclear-related sanctions against Tehran, which, in turn, changed some aspects of its nuclear energy program. All other signatories have warned the US against quitting the deal.

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