Obama, world leaders slam Trump's withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

Barack Obama and President Donald Trump

Barack Obama and President Donald Trump

Indeed, despite the fact both Dubowitz and Albright opposed many fundamental aspects of the Iran deal as it was negotiated by the Obama administration, they still aren't sure Trump's approach is the best way forward.

"President Obama cut a deal with the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism", she said.

Iran's growing military and political power in Yemen, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq worries the United States, Israel and US Arab allies such as Saudi Arabia.

"It's pretty obvious to me that unless something changes in the next few days, I believe the President will not waive the sanctions", one European diplomat told reporters on Monday.

US President Donald Trump announces his decision on the Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on May 8, 2018.

What Was The JCPOA Agreement?

In this situation Tehran has shown wisdom, refrained from unwise response [to the U.S. move] and announced about the readiness to study the issue of continuation of the nuclear deal without the United States, but with Russia, China and the three European states.

"Look, it's not flawless, but it's the deal the worldwide community had and what we do need to avert is a nuclear-armed Iran; we know what that would mean for global security".

Iran also agreed to modify a heavy water facility so it could not produce plutonium suitable for a bomb.

Mark Dubowitz, the chief executive officer of the non-partisan think tank Foundation for Defense of Democracies, expressed some concerns about Trump's unilateral approach to this issue during a call with media on Tuesday afternoon. If Israel was given a blank page and asked to rewrite the Iran Deal, it could have added numerous additional demands, but the reality of diplomacy is such that you have to give a little to get what you want.

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The president also inferred that Iran continued to build a nuclear program without backing his claim up with any evidence. "Last week Israel published intelligence documents, long concealed by Iran, conclusively showing the Iranians' regime and its history of pursuing nuclear weapons".

"Of course, President Trump had foreshadowed that for a long time", Mr Turnbull said. "It didn't bring calm, it didn't bring peace, and it never will". "As always, I remain committed to working with my colleagues in Congress to defend the United States and our allies against Iran's risky activities". If Iran violates the deal, sanctions can immediately be reimposed. He further mentioned the three components required when building nuclear weapons: enriched uranium, ballistic missiles, and a nuclear weapons program that can convert enriched uranium into a bomb that could be delivered on a ballistic missile.

They called on Washington to "ensure that the structures of the (deal) can remain intact, and to avoid taking action which obstructs its full implementation by all other parties to the deal". "The U.S. has announced that it doesn't respect its commitments". Pyongyang may be tired of entering a deal with a country that can't be trusted to keep its promises.

What happens now the United States has pulled out?

"It certainly does undermine our credibility", said U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee.

How Will This Affect Americans On The Homefront?

Trump's decision would have global ramifications, straining Iranian economy and heightening tensions in the Middle East.

Iran could stay in the deal for now, if the remaining signatories can provide sufficient trade and investment benefits.

"No action taken by Iran has been more risky than its pursuit of nuclear weapons". It did not cover a range of worrying Iranian activities from its missile programme to its regional behaviour.

Trump, meanwhile, spoke early in the day with Chinese President Xi Jinping and phoned French President Emmanuel Macron mid-morning. But Trump has made a decision to wind back that progress, putting America and its allies in jeopardy without the respect of providing an honest reason why.

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