UK, France, Germany join to support Iran deal

UK, France, Germany join to support Iran deal
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The leaders of Britain, France and Germany say that the Iran nuclear deal is the best way to prevent Iran from obtaining such weapons, according to a statement from British Prime Minister Theresa May obtained by Reuters.

May reportedly exchanged phone calls with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in which the leaders discussed the need to expand what is covered by the Iran nuclear deal.

According to Reuters, the leaders agreed that the deal should cover areas such as ballistic missiles, plans for what follows the deal's expiration and Iran’s destabilizing activity in the region.

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“They committed to continue working closely together and with the U.S. on how to tackle the range of challenges that Iran poses — including those issues that a new deal might cover,” the statement said.

This support for the deal comes as President TrumpDonald John TrumpGrassley: Dems 'withheld information' on new Kavanaugh allegation Health advocates decry funding transfer over migrant children Groups plan mass walkout in support of Kavanaugh accuser MORE’s deadline to decide whether the U.S. will leave the deal nears.

Trump is expected to pull out of the deal on May 12, even though he has been lobbied heavily to keep the U.S. from leaving.