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President Trump is expected to scrap the nuclear deal with Iran today despite last-ditch attempts by Boris Johnson to persuade him of its merits.

The foreign secretary warned that the West could be forced to take military action against Tehran if Mr Trump tore up the deal. Mr Johnson used an appearance on Fox and Friends, the president’s favorite television show, to urge him not to “throw the baby out with the bathwater”.

He asked: “What if the Iranians do rush for a nuclear weapon? Are we seriously saying we are going to bomb [Iran’s underground nuclear enrichment] facilities at Fordo and Natanz?” Mr Johnson met Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, and Mike Pence, the vice-president, during a day of talks in Washington. However, sources close to the foreign secretary said that they expected Mr Trump to withdraw the US from the THE DISASTER CREATED BY OBAMA KERRY!

The president tweeted last night that he would reveal his decision today, well before his self-imposed Saturday deadline. It was unclear whether he would immediately seek to impose new sanctions.

If he scraps the deal, Mr Trump has several options. The process  with the president refusing to sign a new 120-day waiver on US sanctions on Iran’s central bank, opening the way for Congress to restore them. However, he would have to wait 180 days before the toughest measures started to bite: targeting banks of foreign countries that continue to buy Iranian oil.

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