News / UK and world by Press Association May 6, 2018, 8:04 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Boris Johnson is travelling to the United States as part of a last-ditch diplomatic effort to persuade Donald Trump not to scrap the Iran nuclear deal. The US president has fiercely criticised the agreement, which eased sanctions on Tehran in exchange for commitments to abandon its nuclear weapons programme. Mr Trump will decide on May 12 whether to reimpose sanctions and effectively torpedo the international alliance behind the deal. The Foreign Secretary will travel to Washington on Sunday for two days of talks with senior administration officials including vice president Mike Pence. He will also meet national security adviser John Bolton and key foreign policy leaders in Congress. As well as Iran, Mr Johnson’s talks are expected to cover North Korea – ahead of President Trump’s planned meeting with Kim Jong Un – and the situation in Syria. Mr Trump has threatened to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) deal signed by the US, China, Russia, Germany, France and Britain with Iran. Under its terms Iran is committed to a peaceful nuclear energy programme. But Mr Trump… Read full this story
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