Boris Johnson warns Trump that abandoning Iran nuclear deal could spark ‘dash for a bomb’

“It has weaknesses, certainly, but I am convinced they can be remedied.

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Boris Johnson wants to convince Donald Trump to keep the Iran nuclear deal

British, American and European diplomats are close to agreeing a joint approach to reining in Iran’s territorial ambitions and missile programme, according to Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, who is due to arrive in Washington for last ditch talks to save the Iran nuclear deal. Donald Trump, the US president, has set himself a Saturday deadline for deciding whether to pull out of the 2015 agreement.

In an article published in Monday’s New York Times, Mr Johnson writes that the deal remains the least worst option. Abandoning it now could prompt a regional arms race triggered by “ Iran dashing for a bomb ”, he says.

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