Iran 🇮🇷 nuclear deal: Boris Johnson visits US 🇺🇸 for talks

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Boris Johnson is visiting the US to urge Donald Trump not to scrap the international deal designed to prevent Iran acquiring nuclear weapons.

European allies France, the UK and Germany all agree the current deal is the best way to stop Iran developing nuclear weapons and the But Mr Trump has threatened to withdraw unless the signatories agree to "fix the deal's disastrous flaws".

Ahead of the trip, Mr Johnson said the UK and US are "in lockstep" on many global foreign policy issues, citing the response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria and the Salisbury poisonings.

He added: "The UK, US and European partners are also united in our effort to tackle the kind of Iranian behaviour that makes the Middle East region less secure - its cyber activities, its support for groups like Hezbollah, and its dangerous missile programme, which is arming Houthi militias in Yemen."

Mr Johnson's discussions are also expected to cover the crisis in Syria and also North Korea, ahead of Mr Trump's meeting with Kim Jong-un, which now has a date and location arranged.

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