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Boris Johnson proposes negotiating a new nuclear agreement with Iran and Trump welcomes the proposal

September 23, 2019

NEW YORK, Sep 23 (Reuters / EP) –

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has raised on Monday from New York the possibility of negotiating a new nuclear agreement with Iran that exceeds that of 2015, weighed down by the abandonment of the United States and the lack of agreement between Tehran and the EU on compensations necessary to keep it in force.

“How do we respond to what the Iranians have done? What the United Kingdom is doing is trying to unite people and reduce tension. Whatever your objections to the old nuclear agreement with Iran, it is time to move forward and achieve a new one. agreement, “Johnson said in an interview with Sky News.

The American president, Donald Trump, has valued the idea and stressed that it is not surprising that Johnson has launched this proposal. “He wants a new pact because the other is about to expire. There are very few years left,” said the tenant of the White House.

“I respect Boris very much and I am not at all surprised that he was the first to go out and say it,” added the US president despite the fact that other leaders such as French President Emmanuel Macron have already raised this possibility more than one year.

The Comprehensive Joint Action Plan (PIAC), signed in July 2015 between Iran and the one known as the 5 + 1 Group – integrated by the United States, Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom and Germany – stipulated a series of restrictions to the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for which the Islamic Republic would reintegrate into international markets thanks to the lifting of the sanctions that weighed on it at that time.

However, the president of the United States, Donald Trump, decided to unilaterally dissociate himself from the agreement and reimpose again the sanctions suspended by his predecessor, Barack Obama.

In addition, Iran has announced that it will gradually withdraw from the agreement in response to the US withdrawal and the lack of counterparts by the other signatories to keep the pact alive. The IAEA is responsible for verifying compliance with the agreement by Iran.