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Boris Johnson Warns Against Abandoning Iran Nuclear Deal

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The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [JCPOA] has the fewest disadvantages of all possible mechanisms to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said.

Boris Johnson

Washington is expected to announce by the end of this week, whether the United States will remain part of the deal.

"Of all the options we have for ensuring that Iran never gets a nuclear weapon, this pact offers the fewest disadvantages. It has weaknesses, certainly, but I am convinced they can be remedied," Johnson wrote in his article for the New York Times newspaper, published on Sunday.

Johnson added that he saw "no possible advantage in casting them [the limits placed on Iran] aside."

"Only Iran would gain from abandoning the restrictions on its nuclear program," he added.

In 2015, Iran, China, France, Germany, Russia, United Kingdom, United States, and the European Union agreed on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or simply the nuclear deal, under which the international sanctions would gradually be lifted off Iran in exchange for Tehran maintaining the peaceful nature of its nuclear program.
 Trump has been critical of the deal since his election campaign, saying the European Union needed to fix major flaws in it.

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