UNITED KINGDOM (OBSERVATORY) – The British government has said it is working closely with allies on measures against Iran, a move to support the efforts of US presidents Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron.
“We are working closely with our allies on how to deal with many of the challenges posed by Iran in the Middle East, including what President Macron proposed to include in a possible new deal,” a British government spokesman said.
However, the spokesman defended the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program, noting that “the nuclear deal was the result of 13 years of intensive diplomatic efforts, which are in force.”
“At the same time we recognize that there are things that are not covered, but must be addressed, including ballistic missiles and what will happen after the end of the transaction and the activity of Iran, which destabilizes the region.”
French President Emmanuel Macron said he discussed with Trump during their meeting in Washington on Tuesday a “new deal” between the United States and Europe on the one hand and Iran on the other, concerns issues not related to Tehran’s nuclear program.
Macron proposes freezing any Iranian nuclear activity until 2025 and beyond, dealing with Iran’s ballistic missile program and finding a political solution that would limit Iranian influence in Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.