UK PM calls for new Trump deal to replace JCPOA, EU states trigger dispute mechanism
14 Jan 2020 — #GlobalVillage
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday called on U.S. President Donald Trump to replace the Iranian nuclear deal with his own new agreement. “If we’re going to get rid of it, let’s replace it and let’s replace it with the Trump deal,” Johnson said of the 2015 nuclear arms control deal with Tehran. “That would be a great way forward.”
Under pressure from some elements of the British press for his lack of an official statement immediately following the attack on Iranian General Qassm Soleimani, the Prime Minister was forced to admin he had not been informed prior to the US action.
“If you get rid of this nuclear deal, the JCPOA, it's what Trump wants. My point to our American friends is, look, somehow or other, we've got to stop the Iranians acquiring a nuclear weapon,” adding further, “I don't want a military conflict between us, the United States and Iran, let's dial this thing down.”
In a joint statement, EU states said they are launching the JCPOA dispute mechanism over Iran's repeated violations of the accord, even while claiming they remained committed to the terms of the agreement.
Joint statement by the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action https://t.co/pVY9DcT5HE— DeepClips (@DeepClips) January 14, 2020
“Boris Johnson went the furthest any European leader has gone to suggest Iran deal should be replaced in near future.— Mark Dubowitz (@mdubowitz) January 14, 2020
“Let’s work together to replace the JCPOA and get the Trump deal instead,” Johnson said.” https://t.co/ryBoEbOSLN
According to the BBC, “Several people have been detained in Iran over the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane with a missile, the country's judiciary says," further adding "President Hassan Rouhani said the probe would be overseen by a ‘special court.’”
Iran plane downing: 'Several people detained' over airliner loss https://t.co/amC7kv6Jtu— DeepClips (@DeepClips) January 14, 2020