January 15, 2020 / 5:10 AM / 7 days ago

Trump agrees with Johnson on a 'Trump deal' for Iran

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S., January 14, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he agreed with a comment by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that a “Trump deal” should replace the Iran nuclear deal.

“Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, @BorisJohnson, stated, ‘We should replace the Iran deal with the Trump deal,’” Trump said in a posting on Twitter late on Tuesday. “I agree!”

Johnson, who has praised Trump as a great dealmaker, called on Tuesday for the president to replace the Iranian nuclear deal with his own new pact to ensure the Islamic Republic does not get an atomic weapon.

Reporting by Rama Venkat in Bengaluru; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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