WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump announced his decision to take his country out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, and signed memo for re-imposition of new sanctions against Iran.
In a White House address President Donald Trump claimed that “since the deal was signed, Iran had grown more brazen in the world’s leading sponsor of terror.”
He also added that “when it ends, the Iranian nuclear program will be on the brink of a breakout.” He also claimed that the deal placed no limits on Iran’s malign behavior in Syria, Yemen and the around the world and it “failed to protect the world from the lunacy of a nuclear bomb.”
President Trumps said that the deal was ‘defective at its core and if we do nothing we know what will happen and insisted “America will not be held hostage to nuclear blackmail, or allow a regime which says death to America acquire this weapon”.
Meantime, sanctions will go into effect so powerful that Iran will have bigger problems than it has ever faced before. President Trump thereupon signed a memorandum for re-imposing “the highest level” of sanctions on the Iranian regime.
Reacting to US President’s decision the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addressed his nation on television and said that Iran would continue to follow the agreement as it was not only signed by the United States.
Iranian leaders indicated that Iran would continue to work with other parties (EU, France, Germany, UK, China, and Russia) of the Iran nuclear agreement and would not withdraw unless Europeans follow the U.S. course.
The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warmly welcomed President Donald Trump’s ‘courageous’ move. Speaking briefly after Trump announced the administration will reinstate the nuclear-related sanctions on Iran, Netanyahu hailed the move as a “courageous” and “right” decision.
The U.S. decision to withdraw from Iran deal came at a time when the U.S. is about to move its Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a move strongly opposed by Palestinians and Iran. The impositions of new sanctions may also effect Pakistan-Iran Pipeline Project which both sides had vowed to complete soon. (VOSA News Report)