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UN's Guterres to Trump: Do not walk away from Iran nuclear deal

Staff Writer | May 3, 2018
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged U.S. President Donald Trump not to walk away from an international deal designed to prevent Iran acquiring nuclear weapons.
Antonio Guterres
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Speaking to the BBC, Guterres said there was a real risk of war if the 2015 agreement was not preserved.

UN Secretary General said that the Iran agreement was an "important diplomatic victory" and should be maintained. "We should not scrap it unless we have a good alternative. We face dangerous times," he stressed.

Trump has been a strong critic of the accord, in which Iran agreed to limit its nuclear programme in return for the lifting of sanctions. The US president has until 12 May to decide whether to stick with the deal.