Mr. Johnson goes to Washington: Is pushing Trump to stay in Iran deal exercise in futility?

The UK is trying to succeed where France and Germany failed – convincing US President Donald Trump not to bail on the nuclear deal with Iran. But the top man in Washington is now reportedly committed to regime change in Tehran.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is visiting Washington just days before Trump is expected to renege on a key international deal with Iran, which was negotiated under the previous administration. Trump is a fierce critic of the deal, which was signed by six leading world nations, including the US, the EU and Iran in 2015.

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Washington last week and both apparently failed to convince Trump not to abandon the deal, which imposed strict restrictions on the Iranian nuclear activity in exchange for lifting of international economic sanctions.

Johnson will not see Trump, but meets with the men who have his ear, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Vice President Mike Pence and National Security Adviser John Bolton. He  has also appeared on Fox & Friends, a show watched by the president, and had an opinion piece in The New York Times, where he warned that leaving the deal will be a “mistake.”

RT’s Jacqueline Vouga says third time may not be a charm in this case. Trump is reportedly committed to regime change in Tehran and whatever concerns US allies may have, about breaking the agreement with Iran, would not matter for the White House.

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