US ambassador urges UK to back Trump on Iran nuke deal

"We are asking global Britain to use its considerable diplomatic power and influence and join us".

"Together, we can help bring about the peace and prosperity in Iran that the whole world wants to see".

The US position was further undermined by an unnamed United Kingdom minister who accused Trump of simply throwing "red meat" to his support base, calling the sanctions strategy counter-productive, according to the Telegraph.

"The private sector is bound by the decisions that will be made by the Iraqi government in this regard", the Iraqi economic official noted, adding that the volume of trade transactions carried out by Iraqi and Iranian private sectors are valued at more than 5 billion United States dollars annually.

"It is clear that the danger from Iran did not diminish in the wake of the [2015 Iran] deal", Johnson wrote. It includes prohibiting them from complying with the unilateral USA sanctions.

"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.

The U.S. administration blames Iran for fomenting instability in the Middle East and encouraging terrorism.

Joining Russia and China, who have thrown their full weight behind the accord, Britain, France and Germany said in a joint statement last week that they "deeply regret" the re-imposition of USA sanctions because the Iran deal was "working and delivering on its goal".

The US pullout has been met with disbelief by European allies, who issued a statement on Monday committing to the 2015 deal and encouraged investors to maintain business ties with Iran.

"Can I, the prime minister of Iraq, endanger the interests of Iraqis just to take a stand?" he said.

In Tehran, the foreign ministry was more guarded about a possible visit by Abadi. She is struggling to quell rebellions within the ranks of her Conservative party over Brexit negotiations and she can't afford to alienate Brussels further by siding with Washington on the Iran nuclear deal, say analysts. In June during the acrimonious G-7 meeting, held in Charlevoix, Quebec, which broke up amid highly personal recriminations between Trump and fellow summiteers over trade tariffs, May appeared especially eager to keep a low profile.

She recorded her disappointment, but avoided leveling personal criticism.

  • Rogelio Becker