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UK | Johnson: To work together to replace the JCPOA, and get the Trump deal instead


UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson reiterated his aim to stop Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, stressing that if the current Iran nuclear deal collapses, a new one would be required.

"Let's work together to replace the JCPOA, and get the Trump deal instead." Johnson told the BBC on Tuesday

Negotiating and completing the current nuclear deal took more than nine years from start to finish. It was brokered by President Barack Obama's administration in July 2015.

Britain, France and Germany launched action under the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Tuesday.

The three countries informed Borrell, who supervises the pact, in a letter that they are triggering its “dispute mechanism,” AP reported.

The leaders of the three nations claimed in a statement that they've been "left with no choice, given Iran’s actions, but to register today our concerns that Iran is not meeting its commitments.''

They said they are referring “this matter to the Joint Commission under the Dispute Resolution Mechanism, as set out" in the nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in a statement, "Our goal is clear: we want to preserve the accord and come to a diplomatic solution within the agreement”.

“We will tackle this together with all partners in the agreement. We call on Iran to participate constructively in the negotiation process that is now beginning.”