The US ambassador UU In London asks Britain to back Trump in dealing with Iran

Ambassador Woody Johnson (pictured) urged the United Kingdom to rethink its position after Jeremy Hunt expressed concern that the United States has withdrawn from the agreement.

The US ambassador in London calls on Britain to revert its position and support Donald Trump instead of Brussels for Iran's nuclear agreement

  • The Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Jeremy Hunt, expressed his "deep regret" for the withdrawal of the deals in the United States
  • But the US ambassador UU., Woody Johnson, urged the United Kingdom to reverse its position
  • Accused Iran of sponsoring terrorists and launching cyber attacks against the west

Sebastian Murphy-bates for Mailonline

The US ambassador in London called on the United Kingdom to join Donald Trump to put pressure on Iran.

Britain and its European allies responded with dismay to Trump's decision in May to withdraw from the 2015 agreement that eased sanctions on Tehran in exchange for an end to Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt joined his French and German counterparts last week to express his "deep regret" over Washington's withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA) and its promise to protect European companies from retaliation Americans if they continue to trade with Iran.

But Ambassador Woody Johnson urged the United Kingdom to reconsider its position. In an article in the Sunday Telegraph, he said: "It's time to move on from the failed 2015 deal."

Ambassador Woody Johnson (pictured) urged the United Kingdom to rethink its position after Jeremy Hunt expressed concern that the United States has withdrawn from the agreement.

Ambassador Woody Johnson urged the United Kingdom to rethink its position after Jeremy Hunt (pictured) expressed concern that the United States has withdrawn from the agreement.

Ambassador Woody Johnson urged the United Kingdom to rethink its position after Jeremy Hunt (pictured) expressed concern that the United States has withdrawn from the agreement.

Ambassador Woody Johnson (left) urged the United Kingdom to reconsider its position after Jeremy Hunt (right) expressed concern about the United States withdrawing from the agreement.

"We call on global Britain to use its considerable diplomatic influence and power and join us as we lead a concerted global effort towards a genuinely comprehensive agreement."

Johnson said the Tehran regime had used the flow of money to the country since the sanctions were softened so as not to improve the lives of ordinary Iranians, but to increase spending on the military and networks of power and terrorist forces. .

He accused Iran of launching cyber attacks against Western democracies, sponsoring Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon, arming militants in Yemen and publicly threatening to destroy Israel.

"It is clear that Iran's danger did not diminish as a result of the agreement," he said. "He grew up. Far from becoming a more responsible member of the international community, as we had all expected, Iran became bolder. "

Trump's decision to withdraw from the agreement with Iran was criticized by the EU and Jeremy Hunt expressed solidarity with the leaders of the bloc

Trump's decision to withdraw from the agreement with Iran was criticized by the EU and Jeremy Hunt expressed solidarity with the leaders of the bloc

Trump's decision to withdraw from the agreement with Iran was criticized by the EU and Jeremy Hunt expressed solidarity with the leaders of the bloc

He called for a "united front" among Western nations to force Tehran to a change of course.

"Only by presenting a united front can we exert as much pressure as possible on the Iranian regime and get it to finally change course and put an end to its evil and reckless activities both inside and outside," the ambassador said.

"If the regime makes tangible and sustained changes to behave like a normal country, the United States is prepared to resume full commercial and diplomatic relations."

"Iran will be free to develop advanced technologies and play a full role in the global economy … Until then, the United States is increasing the pressure and we want the UK to be by our side."

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