Donald Trump to announce intentions on Iran nuclear deal in hours

Saul Bowman
May 10, 2018

"If North Korea disarms, President Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.President Trump's peace through strength strategy is making America safer and delivering results. So that's the only prize I want", Trump said in the Cabinet room.

United Kingdom foreign secretary is trying to persuade Trump not to scrap the Iran deal.

He told Sky News: "If he can fix North Korea and if he can fix the Iran nuclear deal then I don't see why he is any less of a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize than Barack Obama, who got it before he even did anything".

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has appealed to U.S. President Donald Trump not to end the Iran nuclear agreement, saying the deal had weaknesses but these could be addressed given time.

The North's official news agency quoted a Foreign Ministry spokesman warning the claims are a "dangerous attempt" to ruin a budding detente on the Korean Peninsula after Kim's summit late last month with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Trump added that the deal has a good chance to be successful because "both sides" want to find a resolution. Trump has long railed against the pact and vowed during the campaign to pull the USA out.

"We have a deal at the moment that is working". German Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged that possibility in a January conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to news site Axios, that quoted Merkel as saying: "It will put us, the Brits and the French on the same side with Russia, China and Iran when the USA and Israel will be on the other side".

Britain, France and Germany remain committed to the accord as is, but to address US concerns they want to open talks on Iran's ballistic missile programme, its nuclear activities beyond 2025 - when key provisions of the deal start to expire - and its role in Middle East crises such as Syria and Yemen.

Johnson is on a two-day visit to the United States, during which he is seeking to prevent Trump from pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal. "I believe the authority of the Peace Prize is so strong, that exactly because you are awarded the Peace Prize, you will always be under public scrutiny and have to answer to the public for your actions".

"&ldquoWe all expect the decoration can stimulate peaceful development", Ms. Reiss-Andersen stated.

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