Prime Minister Speaks to Angela Merkel by Phone on Iran and the United States

Theresa May, the Prime Minister, has today spoken to Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, by phone to discuss numerous issues including the current situation in Iran and the United States’s new policy on the nuclear deal.

A spokesperson for the Prime Minister said in a statement:

“The Prime Minister spoke to Chancellor Merkel earlier this morning. They discussed Iran and President Trump’s decision not to recertify the nuclear deal. They agreed the UK and Germany both remained firmly committed to the deal. They also agreed the international community needed to continue to come together to push back against Iran’s destabilising regional activity, and to explore ways of addressing concerns about Iran’s ballistic missile programme. They agreed to discuss further at the European Council in Brussels next week.

They looked ahead to next week’s Council, agreeing on the importance of continued constructive progress in the UK’s exit negotiations”.