January 14, 2020 / 1:30 PM / 7 days ago

UK open to broader Iran deal that tackles destabilising behaviour: Raab

Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, leaves Downing Street in London, Britain, January 14, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is willing to work with the United States and European partners to build a broader initiative which would address not just Iran’s nuclear ambitions but its destabilising activity in the region, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Tuesday.

“We believe, as of now, that the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) is the best available deal for restraining Iran’s nuclear ambitions and we want Iran to come back into full compliance,” Raab told parliament.

“Equally .... the prime minister, the United States and our European partners are fully open to a broader initiative which would address not just the nuclear concerns but the broader concerns around the destabilising activity that we’ve seen recently.”

Reporting by Michael Holden and Kate Holton; editing by Stephen Addison

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