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UK Committed to Iranian Nuclear Deal, Says PM Johnson's Spokesman

UK Committed to Iranian Nuclear Deal, Says PM Johnson's Spokesman

Thursday, 9 January, 2020 - 13:30
From left, EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, and then-British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson at the EU headquarters in Brussels on May 15, 2018. OLIVIER MATTHYS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson underlined UK's continued commitment to the Iranian nuclear deal on Thursday.

This came during a call with the Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani, Johnson's spokesman said on Thursday.

"The prime minister spoke with President Rouhani of Iran this morning," the spokesman stated, Reuters reported.

"The two discussed the situation in the region following the death of Qassem Soleimani and the prime minister called for an end to hostilities," he told reporters.

"The prime minister underlined the UK's continued commitment to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or nuclear deal and to ongoing dialogue to avoid nuclear proliferation and reduce tensions," he said, adding that Britain's position was that the JCPOA was the best arrangement available.

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