UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has urged President Donald Trump not to abandon the Iran nuclear deal, saying “it would be a mistake to walk away”.
BBC reports that Mr Johnson is in Washington to persuade the US to remain in the international accord, which saw Iran agree to limit its nuclear activities in return for the easing of economic sanctions.
The UK and its European allies have until 12 May to convince Mr Trump to stick with the agreement.
Mr Trump has called the deal “insane” and “disastrous”.
Britain, France and Germany have been working behind the scenes for weeks in an effort to preserve the deal, which was orchestrated under the Obama administration and includes Russia and China as signatories.
Mr Trump has called the deal the “worst ever” and has threatened to withdraw unless the signatories agree to fix its “disastrous flaws”.
He believes the terms are too lenient, in particular that the deal only limits Iran’s nuclear activities for a fixed period and fails to stop the development of ballistic missiles.