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Pence, Johnson reaffirm coordination over Iran nuclear decision, other matters

WASHINGTON, Vice President Mike Pence met with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson at the White House on Monday, reaffirming the strong partnership and steadfast alliance over issues such as the Iran nuclear decision and other vital matters.

Pence commended in a tweet the British forces for “the swift and successful attack on Syrian chemical weapons facilities and discussed how we ensure Iran never acquires a nuclear weapon.” Meanwhile, in an interview with Fox News, Johnson addressed his concerns about a departure from the Iran nuclear agreement and said to “not throw the baby out with the bathwater.” He added, “We’ve got to be tougher on Iran and we’ve got to fix flaws in the deal.” Additionally, in a New York Times op-ed, the minister argued that the agreement “has weaknesses, certainly, but I am convinced they can be remedied.

Indeed at this moment Britain is working alongside the Trump administration and our French and German allies to ensure that they are.” The minister also met with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday.

President Donald Trump will make a decision on Tuesday whether the US will withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action that was negotiated in the US by the administration of former President Barack Obama.

Source: Kuwait News Agency