Jun 04, 2019 17:43 Asia/Tehran [Updated: May 26, 2020 14:33 Asia/Tehran]

UK Prime Minister in a joint press conference with US President in London said that the UK will stand by Iran's nuclear deal.

Iran Press /EuropeTheresa May stressed the importance of the U.S.- U.K. "special relationship" in dealing with Iran, but noted, "we stand by the nuclear deal" at a joint news conference on Tuesday with US President Donald Trump.

UK Prime Minister made the remarks in a joint press conference with US President, Reuters reported.

"We can also differ sometimes on how to confront the challenges we face," May said as both leaders noted the importance of their alliance as the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion approached.

Donald Trump promised Britain a "phenomenal" post-Brexit trade deal, dismissed differences over China's Huawei and glossed over other disagreements as he heaped praise on the United States' closest ally.

Queen Elizabeth and Queen Elizabeth

Feted by Queen Elizabeth on the first day of his state visit to Britain, Trump was effusive about the "special relationship" between the two nations, dispelling concerns he might repeat criticism of Britain and outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May.

"It's the greatest alliance the world has ever known," Trump told reporters at a news conference beside May at Britain's Foreign Office.

Prior to his trip, the collapse of May's premiership over her failure to secure Britain's exit from the European Union had raised concerns that Trump could publicly humiliate her.

Instead, Trump called May a "tremendous professional", steered clear of rhetoric that could embarrass her and let pass contentious topics such as Huawei and Iran while making light of sensitive issues such as her possible succession.

Trump mentioned Boris Johnson, who has said the United Kingdom should leave the EU on Oct. 31, deal or no deal, and Jeremy Hunt, Britain's foreign minister who has warned against leaving without a deal.

"I know Boris, I like him, I've liked him for a long time. I think he would do a very good job," Trump told reporters at a news conference beside May at Britain's Foreign Office.

"I know Jeremy, I think he'd do a very good job," he added.

Trump and HUAWEI

A key area of discord between the allies has been Britain's preliminary decision to allow Huawei a restricted role in building parts of its 5G network.

The Trump administration has told allies not to use Huawei's 5G technology and equipment because of fears it could allow China to spy on sensitive communications and data and warned it could impact on intelligence-sharing.

But, after an hour-long meeting with May, Trump said any issues could be resolved.

"We have an incredible intelligence relationship and will be able to work out any differences," Trump said. "We did discuss it, I see absolutely no limitations, we have never had limitations, this is a truly great ally and partner and we will have no problem with that."

"This is a great, great country and it wants its own identity, it wants to have its own borders, it wants to run its own affairs," he said.

"As the UK makes preparations to exit the European Union, the United States is committed to a phenomenal trade deal between the US and the UK. There is tremendous potential in that trade deal - I say probably two and even three times of what we are doing right now."

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