Washington, Sept 22: US President Dold Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May have discussed issues concerning Iran and North Korea, the White House has said.
“They discussed approaches to end Iran’s destabilizing influence in Syria and Iraq. The two leaders also reviewed next steps on the Iran nuclear deal,” said the White House in a statement on Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported. During their meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York, Trump also asked the British leader to increase pressure on North Korea, said the statement. On Tuesday, Trump talked tough on Iran and North Korea in his debut UN address, in which he siglled a possible end of the Iran nuclear deal and pressured North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons programme.
Trump said on Wednesday that he had already made a decision on the fate of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, but declined to give detail. Under the US law, the State Department is required every 90 days to recertify to Congress Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal.
So far, the Trump administration had recertified Iran’s compliance with the deal twice and the next deadline for recertification comes due on October 15, 2017. (IANS)