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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson: Time Is Running Out for Iran Talks

Naftali Bennett and Boris Johnson discussed the ongoing negotiations in Vienna for Iran and the US to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson: Time is running out for Iran talks
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson addresses the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York City (photo credit: REUTERS/EDUARDO MUNOZ/POOL)

The Jerusalem Post

Time is running out for Iran to return to compliance with its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a phone call with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Tuesday.

“The prime minister said the UK wants to see the negotiations in Vienna lead to full restoration of the JCPOA, but that we need Iran to engage in good faith,” a Downing Street spokesman said. “The diplomatic door is open, but time is running out to reach an agreement.”

The two premiers discussed the ongoing negotiations in Vienna for Iran and the US to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which restricted Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of sanctions. The US left the deal in 2018; in the past year, Iran enriched uranium up to 60%, far beyond the JCPOA’s limitations and any credible civilian use. The level of enrichment needed for a nuclear weapon is 90%.

Bennett and Johnson “discussed the importance of continued bilateral coordination in order to achieve common goals,” the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office stated.

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