Boris Johnson calls for Trump deal to replace Iran nuclear pact

LONDON — Boris Johnson called Tuesday for the current nuclear deal to prevent Iran acquiring nuclear weapons to be replaced with a “Trump deal.”

In his first major television interview since becoming prime minister, Johnson warned the U.S. president that if he was to scrap the current nuclear deal with Iran he must find a “replacement.”

Speaking to the BBC, Johnson acknowledged that from the U.S. perspective, the current deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), had “many, many faults” and said it would be a “great way forward” to replace it.

“President Trump is a great deal maker, by his own account and many others. Lets work together to replace the JCPOA and get the Trump deal instead. That is our opportunity,” Johnson added.

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