Woody Johnson, US ambassador to London, encouraged Britain to stay with the US and overturn a "flawed" nuclear deal with Iran, while the European Union overtly revoked the sanctions imposed by the Trump government.
The pressure is rising and we want Britain by our side, "wrote Ambassador Woody Johnson, who owns the New York Jets with his brother, in a Telegraph report released on Sunday.
" It's time to move We call on the global UK to use its considerable diplomatic power and influence to move us toward a joint global effort for a truly comprehensive deal, "said Johnson.
President Trump retreated in May back from the atomic agreement of former President Obama with the EU, Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia
Trump has long criticized the agreement, calling it the "worst all-time agreement" and saying it is not enough for Iran Support of militant groups in the middle. Www.mjfriendship.de/de/index.php?op…=view&id=1
Trump struck last week the first round of sanctions against the Islamic regime aimed at buying US dollars through Iran, precious metal trading and its auto sector.
The government is ready to impose a second wave of sanctions in November.
Asked by Johnson's comment, the UK Foreign Office referred to statements made last week by Middle East minister Alistair Burt.
"If a company fears legal action and enforcement action taken by an organization in response to American sanctions, then that company can be protected as far as EU legislation is concerned," Burt told BBC Radio. "It's a commercial decision for companies to continue working in Iran."