Theresa May today insisted she still believes in the Iran nuclear deal despite the dramatic withdrawal of the US.
The Prime Minister said she had made her position ‘clear’ to Donald Trump before he announced his decision – and pledged to keep trying to win him over to the merits of a pact with Tehran.
While Boris Johnson said Britain has ‘no intention of walking away’ from the accord -which eases sanctions on Iran in return for the country ceasing its nuclear development.
The Cabinet put on a united front backing the deal after the Foreign Secretary visited the US last week in a last-ditch attempt to persuade the US president to stick to the deal.
But while furious Labour MPs condemned the ‘recklessness and ‘idiocy’ of Mr Trump’s move, senior Tory MPs backed him.
Former defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon slammed the deal as ‘flimsy’ and said it had enabled Iranian interference in neighbouring countries.