Donald Trump has announced he will withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement
After months of threatening that he would abandon what he called “the worst deal ever made”, Trump confirmed the US will withdraw from the Iran deal.
It was a “horrible” deal,” President Trump said, “It didn’t bring calm, it didn’t bring peace and it never will.”
President Trump said the deal was “disastrous” and “an embarrassment”. He said the heart of the deal was “a fiction”.
He added Iran’s promises were a “lie”
The United States will reinstate all the sanctions lifted under the Iran deal
The deal allowed Iran to sell its oil to the West again and reintegrate into the global economy.
President Trump will reinstate all sanctions the United States had waived as part of the 2015 nuclear accord and will impose additional economic penalties as well.
President Trump also intends to slap on additional economic penalties, he said.
The US president also said other countries could also be hit by sanctions.
President Trump made the announcement moments ago but had already informed French President Emmanual Macron of his decision regarding the Iran deal.
Donald Trump told French President Emmanuel Macron, that he planned to withdraw from the Iran deal earlier.
The two leaders spoke over the phone on Tuesday afternoon ahead of the US president’s announcement from the White House.
Macron responded on Twitter moments after President Trump made the decision publicly just now.
“We will work collectively on a broader framework, covering nuclear activity, the post-2025 period, ballistic activity, and stability in the Middle-East, notably Syria, Yemen, and Iraq,”
More to come.