Boris Johnson Talks to German Chancellor

Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, has spoken today on the phone to Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor. In the call they discussed matters including Brexit, international trade, security and Iran.

A spokesperson for the Prime Minister said in a statement:

“On Iran, they discussed the tragic loss of life on the Ukraine International Airlines passenger jet. They condemned Iran’s arrest of the UK Ambassador to Tehran as a violation of international law.

The leaders also discussed our shared interests in ensuring Iran never acquires a nuclear weapon, and reaffirmed their continued commitment to preserving the JCPoA. The leaders also discussed Libya and the importance of continued dialogue with international and regional partners to reduce tensions and encourage support for the UN-led process.”