Trump dumps Iran nuclear deal, U.S. reimposes economic sanctions on Tehran

Hannah Rogers
May 13, 2018

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump defied European allies and made good on threats to withdraw the USA from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

"Now that the Trump administration has left the JCPOA, the responsibility falls on them to describe how they in Washington will build a new negotiated solution to our shared concerns", he told parliament".

"We will not allow American cities to be threatened with destruction", Trump said Tuesday from the White House Diplomatic Room, despite the fact that Iranian missiles can not reach the US.

Yet nations like Israel and Saudi Arabia that loathed the deal saw the action as a sign the United States is returning to a more skeptical, less trusting approach to dealing with adversaries.

In a brief statement Wednesday, the International Atomic Energy Agency's director-general, Yukiya Amano, said that "as of today, the IAEA can confirm that the nuclear-related commitments are being implemented by Iran".

Trump has argued that Obama gave up too much to Iran at a time when crippling sanctions gave the USA the most leverage in negotiations.

"I think Iran is bringing us closer to war with its belligerent activity in Syria, etc", said Bolton.

French President Emmanuel Macron and Iran's Hassan Rouhani agreed Wednesday to work toward the continued implementation of the nuclear deal despite the U.S. decision, which Macron called "a mistake".

"The big event of the night was President Trump's cancelling of the nuclear deal made with Iran back in 2015". He added that he would "advise Iran not to start their nuclear programme".

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He said he looks forward to more of such high-level visits between the two neighbors. Abe called on the two sides to turn competition into coordination.

Iran re-emerged as a major oil exporter in 2016 after worldwide sanctions against it were lifted in return for curbs on Iran's nuclear programme, with its April exports standing at 2.6 million barrels per day (bpd). They believe the nuclear deal could have been strenghened, and that a USA pull-out will enable and encourage Iran to restart its nuclear program.

"Bolton has been extremely explicit about his desire for a military confrontation", Parsi said. They've gotta understand life.

President Barack Obama knew that he had no hope of winning the two-thirds Senate vote required for ratification of a treaty; indeed, the agreement was opposed by bipartisan majorities in both houses of Congress.

"The capacity of a nuclear weapon to destroy is just so incredible, and to have more of those being wielded by a state that we don't trust - that is a scary thing", Carter said. "It didn't bring calm, it didn't bring peace, and it never will".

While it brought together the US, the United Kingdom, Russia, France, China and the European Union in an effort to curb Iran's nuclear program, it also legitimized an oppressive regime and angered Israel and Saudi Arabia, two important allies.

Instead Mr Trump will reinstate sanctions on Iran.

It also reiterated that the foreign minister is seeking "required guarantees" from the five other parties to the agreement as well as Iran's other economic parties.

India and Iran have robust economic and commercial ties covering many sectors though it has traditionally been dominated by the import of Iranian crude oil by India.

The US leader said the Iran deal was "one-sided" and would have led to nuclear proliferation.

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