Media: London may stop supporting the nuclear deal with Iran after the execution of Akbari

The UK may withdraw its support for the Iran nuclear deal after Iranian authorities executed Alireza Akbari, a dual nationality former deputy defense minister, on charges of spying for London, the Sunday Telegraph reported.

The newspaper reported last night, Saturday, citing senior British government sources, that the position taken by the Kingdom is currently being reviewed, as “the situation has changed dramatically” compared to 2005, when negotiations with Iran began, as a result of which the nuclear agreement was signed later.

According to one of the sources of the newspaper, the attitude has changed mainly “as a result of the actions of the Iranian regime.”

And the execution of Akbari and a number of protesters in Iran increases tensions between Tehran and Western capitals.

In response to Tehran’s announcement of Akbari’s execution on Saturday, London imposed sanctions on the country’s Attorney General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri and summoned Iran’s Charge d’Affaires in the UK to the Foreign Office, as well as temporarily summoned the British Ambassador from Tehran for consultations. .

Foreign Secretary James Cleverly confirmed that his office would not stop there, while the prime minister’s office indicated it was exploring “all options” for further action against Iran.

Source: The Sunday Telegraph.

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