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President Trump Reinstates Sanctions on Iran

09 May 2018

"As long as Iran continues to implement its nuclear-related commitments, as it is doing so far, the European Union will remain committed to the continued full and effective implementation of the nuclear deal", she continued to say.

European leaders have repeatedly urged Trump not to leave the Iran deal.

He said: "Therefore I am announcing today that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal".

The Iranians have been sharply critical of the Republican president's plan to withdraw.

President Donald Trump will reimpose economic sanctions on Iran and is pulling the United States out of an worldwide agreement aimed at stopping Tehran from obtaining a nuclear bomb.

Proponents of the nuclear deal argued the trove of documents Israel obtained from Tehran shed little new light on Iran's nuclear program and, in fact, made the case for why the accord is important. However, his announcement does not end the agreement itself because there are five other parties, all of which have lifted economic sanctions against Iran and may continue to do so regardless of Trump's announcement. "The nuclear non-proliferation regime is at stake", he wrote on Twitter.

The president says he made the decision after consulting with USA allies. The leaders of Britain, Germany and France immediately urged the USA not to take any actions that could prevent them and Iran from continuing to implement the agreement.

Trump said he would impose fresh sanctions against Iran, accusing the Islamic Republic of flouting restrictions under the "rotting and decaying" deal. Pulling out of the nuclear deal could definitely devastate America's allies, and allow Iran to begin developing nuclear weapons. "And it also says more about our willingness to work with our allies". Trump wanted to deter Iran's ballistic missile program and other destabilizing actions in the region.

"There must be no doubt: Iran's nuclear program must always remain peaceful and civilian".

President Trump Reinstates Sanctions on Iran
President Trump Reinstates Sanctions on Iran

The military directive Tuesday came "following the identification of irregular activity of Iranian forces in Syria". It said defense systems have been deployed.

The New York Times reports that President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran deal will likely create new cracks in the alliances with its European allies, and it may generate friction with China and Russian Federation as well.

If the deal collapses, Iran would be free to resume its nuclear activities, while businesses and banks doing business with Iran would have to scramble to pull themselves out. Israel has neither confirmed nor denied involvement. It has warned it will not tolerate archenemy Iran establishing itself militarily on its doorstep.

National Security Adviser John Bolton said nobody should sign contracts for new business with Iran.

Earlier on Tuesday, Rouhani stressed Iran wants to keep "working with the world and constructive engagement with the world".

IRNA offered no other immediate details.

Trump's decision means Iran's government must now decide whether to follow the USA and withdraw or try to salvage what's left of the deal.

That's according to two people familiar with the decision, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record. He has several options.

There were disputes among Trump's White House advisers about how to handle the Iran deal. "We are ready and have a plan for managing. under any circumstance".

President Trump Reinstates Sanctions on Iran