Britain’s Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has been in Iran this week to speak with the Islamic regime on a number of issues, including the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Mr Hunt had a number of issues that he wanted to raise with the Iranian regime this week. These included the noble cause of trying to release British nationals from Iranian prisons, such as dual Iranian-British citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, as well as addressing the situation in Yemen.

What was not so noble was the British position on trying to save up the disastrous Iran Nuclear Deal with was made in 2015. President Trump has now removed the US from the deal which is a major blow to the Iranians, but Britain and the European Union are still trying to keep it alive, promising trade with Iran and investing in the country.

The aim of the Iran Nuclear Deal is to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. Something the British government believes it is achieving. The reality, however, is that Iran is still seeking nuclear weapons and will do so regardless of what deal it has with the West. Unfortunately, we are funding millions of pounds worth of investment into Iran which it is using to fund terrorism which is destabilising the region and ultimately placing our one true ally in the Middle East, Israel, in jeopardy.

On the Iran Nuclear Deal, the Foreign Secretary said:

“The Iran nuclear deal remains a vital component of stability in the Middle East by eliminating the threat of a nuclearised Iran. It needs 100% compliance though to survive. We will stick to our side of the bargain as long as Iran does. But we also need to see an end to destabilising activity by Iran in the rest of the region if we are going to tackle the root causes of the challenges the region faces.”

On this issue, we strongly disagree with our government. The Iran nuclear deal should be nixed. Britain should not be funding this corrupt regime and believing Iran’s false promises.