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A Nobel Peace Prize for Trump? New at Reason

10 May 2018, 12:23 | Simon Arnold

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and US President Donald Trump greet before a meeting on United Nations Reformlast September

Boris Johnson to meet Donald Trump to try and save Iran nuclear deal

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said U.S. President Donald Trump would be a deserving victor of the Nobel Peace Prize if he can solve problems in Iran and on the Korean peninsula. "I think it's going to be a very successful deal", Trump said.

The foreign secretary said he saw no advantage in losing the "handcuffs" the deal imposed on Iran's nuclear ambitions and only Tehran would benefit from exiting the deal. "The prize I want is victory for the world", he added.

Johnson's trip follows similar endeavors by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, who both traveled to the US late last month and attempted to persuade Trump not to leave the Iran pact.


Talk about Trump's worthiness of the prize has swelled in conservative circles, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in gave lift to the notion last week as well.

By the beginning of 2016, the USA and European Union lifted sanctions against Iran after the IAEA in its report stated that Iran stopped work on its nuclear program.

"We have a deal at the moment that is working".


Instead, he appeared on Mr Trump's favourite TV programme in an effort to save the deal. That may change on Tuesday, with an expected announcement by Trump on future USA support for the deal.

'We've got to push back on what Iran is doing in the region, we've got to be tougher and we've got to fix the flaws in the deal'.

Ahead of his trip Mr Johnson said: 'On so numerous world's foreign policy challenges the United Kingdom and U.S. are in lockstep. Absolutely. If and when he does and it is verified, then call for a Nobel Peace Prize for Trump, but until that day comes, Jonathon is making a plea with you to please stop. "The prize itself can not secure a peaceful development".




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