Stephen Gethins MP asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs “what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.”

Andrew Murrison, Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office, responded that “We are concerned by the risk of unintended escalation between the United States and Iran. We are also concerned by the potential of further tension as a result of the International Atomic Energy Agency”s confirmation on 1 July that Iran has broken the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) stockpile limit for Low Enriched Uranium. We are considering with our partners the options available to us under the terms of the JCPoA to keep the nuclear deal in place. We continue to call on the US to preserve the gains that the Iran nuclear deal has brought, avoiding actions that would prevent the remaining parties from meeting their commitments to uphold the deal. We believe maintaining the nuclear deal is in the best interests of Iran, the region and the UK.”