Trump Withdraws From The Iran Nuclear Deal


Iran's supreme leader chastised President Donald Trump on Wednesday over his decision to pull America out of the 2015 nuclear deal, while lawmakers lit a paper US flag on fire inside parliament, shouting, "Death to America!".

Mattis, a retired four-star general who saw his Marines killed by Tehran-backed militias in Iraq, has frequently lambasted Iranian actions in the Middle East.

Many Americans also appeared to be concerned about what would happen if Trump pulled the U.S. out of the deal. The tag #thankyoutrump has been used by those who are supportive of the United States president's decision to leave the nuclear deal with Iran.

"This administration remains committed to putting the safety, interests and well-being of our citizens first".

The leaders of Britain, Germany and France, signatories to the deal along with China and Russian Federation, said in a joint statement that Mr Trump's decision was a cause for "regret and concern".

Netanyahu has long made it his personal quest to change or cancel the nuclear deal, going as far as to defy then-president Barack Obama and address the US Congress in 2015 to lobby against the accord, which was still being negotiated.

In October, Mattis said it was in the USA national interest to remain in the deal.

He said that Trump's withdrawal from the agreement also meant putting the JCPOA at risk without any Iranian violation of the deal. Effectively, the U.S. has ruined the deal for Iran with sanctions and threats of sanctions, so Iran will probably pull out sooner or later, Chalmers added. Trump's decision to back out of it has been met with a chorus of disapproval at home and overseas. Switzerland will continue to fully implement all of its commitments under UN Resolution 2231.

The speaker of Iran's parliament, Ali Larijani, took a particularly dim view of the decision telling the Iranian assembly that: "Trump does not have the mental capacity to deal with issues".

"I am very disappointed, but nonetheless unsurprised".

"Trump believes the fantasy that has been told to him by his National Security Adviser John Bolton and new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that by trying to re-impose sanctions we can force the Europeans to work with us to renegotiate a completely new agreement with the Iranians that's better for us and worse for the Iranians", Kimball told Al Jazeera.

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China's Foreign Ministry pledged to safeguard the 2015 deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and said that it regrets Trump's decision to walk away from the pact.

Iran responded by saying it was ordering preparations for uranium enrichment.

The European Union's chief diplomat Federica Mogherini, who helped oversee the accord, insisted it was "delivering on its goal which is guaranteeing that Iran doesn't develop nuclear weapons".

Jensen also said that Denmark should remain in the agreement.

Besides, New Delhi sought to get around the restrictions by supplying goods including wheat, soybean meal and consumer products to Iran in exchange for oil.

On Tuesday night, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said he would send foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to the countries still in the deal - China, France, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom.

Ali Larijani made the remarks during the Wednesday. open session of the Parliament following Donald Trump's announcement last night that Washington would pull out of the nuclear deal and reinstate sanctions against the Islamic Republic which were lifted under the agreement.

"So have our closest allies, and the global agency responsible for verifying Iranian compliance - the worldwide Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)", he said.

Trump tweeted that he would announce his decision Tuesday.

Parliament speaker Ali Larijani said Europe had caved to U.S. pressure before, having shut up shop under previous worldwide sanctions in 2012-15. During this period, Trump reluctantly certified that Iran was in compliance with the deal's terms - something an Obama-era law compelled the president to do periodically.