Theresa May: Iran Nuclear Deal is ‘Vitally Important For Regional Security’

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, attends a plenary session on the second day of the Gulf Cooperation Council summit, on December 7, 2016 in Manama, Bahrain. Prime Minister May is meeting Gulf leaders during the annual two-day Gulf Cooperation Council where she has discussed regional issues including the situations in …
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The Times of Israel reports: The nuclear deal signed last year between world powers and Iran is “vitally important for regional security,” British Prime Minister Theresa May told a summit of Gulf nations on Wednesday, adding that she remained “clear-eyed about the threat that Iran poses.”

May’s commitment to the agreement puts her on a potential collision course with US President-elect Donald Trump, who has promised to tear up and/or stringently enforce the nuclear deal once in office.

The agreement, signed in Vienna in July 2015 and in force since January 2016, was the signature diplomatic breakthrough of President Barack Obama’s second term. It calls on Tehran to curb its nuclear program, including its ability to enrich uranium, in exchange for sanctions relief from the US and other nations. Britain was a party to the agreement.

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