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US ambassador says UK should join Trump and put pressure on Iran

Trump slapped the first round of sanctions on the Islamic Regime last week that targets Iran's purchasing of U.S. dollars, trading in precious metals and its automotive sector. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. "We are asking global Britain to use its considerable diplomatic power and influence and join us as we lead a concerted global effort towards a genuinely comprehensive agreement", Johnson added.

On Tuesday, August 7, a US-imposed blanket of economic sanctions hit the Iranian regime.

Iran has said it will restart aspects of the uranium enrichment program if the nuclear deal unravels.

The sanctions are meant to hinder Tehran's acquisition of US currency; its precious metals trade; bank transactions denominated in the Iranian rial; activities related to Iran's sovereign debt; and the country's automotive sector.

In an article for The Sunday Telegraph Mr Johnson told British companies to stop doing business with Iran...

US Ambassador to Britain Woody Johnson has urged the United Kingdom to drop out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and follow the lead of President Donald Trump who left the "flawed" agreement in May.

The move also upheld a campaign-era promise of Trump's and dealt a significant blow to former President Obama's global agreement.

In a controversial move, President TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump condemns white nationalist rallies: There is no place for neo-Nazism in US Sunday shows preview: Virginia lawmakers talk Charlottesville, anniversary protests Poll: Trump disliked as strongly as Nixon before his resignation MORE pulled the USA out of the deal in May, breaking with longtime European allies.

Woody Johnson said that America's "closest ally" should reverse its position. "We don't sympathise with the sanctions, we don't think they are appropriate and we don't interact with them, but we are committed to protect our people". He said Iran needed to make tangible and sustained changes to behave like a normal country.

Burt said the deal was an important part of regional security and that, with the European Union, the government was trying to protect British companies from the United States sanctions when dealing with Iran.

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