Donald Trump backs Boris Johnson's call to rip up Iran nuclear pact and do a new 'Trump deal' to avoid another warJanuary 20, 2022
DONALD Trump has backed Boris Johnson's call to rip up the Iran nuclear pact and replace it with a new "Trump deal".
Yesterday the PM risked a rift with the US after taking the President to task for walking away from the agreement without offering an alternative.
He insisted: “If we’re going to get rid of it, let’s replace it with a Trump deal. President Trump is a great deal-maker, by his own account and many others.”
And the President tweeted this morning after the PM's call for him to help craft a new agreement to prevent another war in the Middle East: "I agree!"
Trump has repeatedly slammed the agreement, which was negotiated by his predecessor, Barack Obama.
Last week he urged the UK and other allies to rip up the deal, saying it has not worked.
He ordered the killing of Iran's top general Qassam Solemani earlier this month – pushing America and the Middle East to the brink of war.
Yesterday European allies put Iran on notice over breaches of the deal – and formally launched complaints that it was not meeting commitments.
They have given Iran 60 days to get back in line or sanctions could be reinstated.
Yet Mr Johnson has refused the President's calls to abandon the deal altogether – saying it's still the best current plan to stop Iran developing nuclear weapons.
His comments come after new video shows the moment two missiles hit the doomed Ukranian passenger plane last week, sending it spiralling to the ground and killing all 176 people on board.
The charred remains of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 were next seen strewn across the ground, including the plane's blown-out, blackened window panes.
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The missiles were launched from an Iranian military site roughly eight miles from the plane.
Islamic Republic officials said the launch was a mistake, as it came on the same night Iran launched missiles at US bases in Iraq.
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