Leaving the Iran Nuclear Pact: What Comes Next?

Iranian lawmakers burn two pieces of papers representing the U.S. flag and the nuclear deal as they chant slogans against the U.S. on Wednesday at the parliament in Tehran Iran

PRESIDENT Donald Trump's unilateral decision to withdraw from the multilateral agreement to restrain Iran's nuclear program will inevitably have far-reaching consequences, including the further destabilisation of the Middle East.

Even if it risks splitting the Western alliance?

Under the agreement with the United States, France, Germany, Britain, Russia and China, Iran strictly limited its uranium enrichment capacity to try to show that it was not trying to develop atomic bombs.

Rep. Stefanik alluded to the possibility of American military action on Iran in her statement, as well as other, unspecified solutions.

As such, France, Germany and Britain said they would still adhere to the agreement. The European signatories to the JCPOA have called for "all sides to remain committed to its full implementation", and Iran has said it will continue to abide by the agreement - though it also warned that it could restart its nuclear program in the coming weeks. They can also use it to play to the global community, referencing it as an example of how Washington is prodding them to do something totally illogical and even suicidal.

In the statement Trump said, "Today, I am waiving the application of certain nuclear sanctions but only in order to secure our European allies' agreement to fix the awful flaws of the Iran nuclear deal". In fact, heightened tensions across the Middle East and an intensification of a regional arms race would seem to be nearly inevitable.

This week, Trump called the JCPOA "a great embarrassment to me as a citizen" and "a terrible, one-sided deal" as he announced that the United States is withdrawing from it.

The fact is, this was a terrible, one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made. It didn't bring calm, it didn't bring peace, and it never will.


Khamenei on May 9 said that USA actions show it cannot be trusted to honor agreements, and he also questioned whether US allies in Europe can be trusted either.

Those countries "cannot act independently" from the United States, despite their promises to do so, Iranian Brigadier General Hossein Salami, the deputy head of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, was quoted as saying by Iranian news services on May 10.

Trudeau said he regrets President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 agreement that was negotiated by the world's major powers. But now, after President Trump pulled out, they're facing even more hardship under renewed sanctions. Closer economic partnership with Israel will only increase America's prosperity, which, as President Trump has pointed out, leads to greater security.

Mr. Nelson said that Congress should repeal the broad 2001 and 2002 authorizations for use of military force to prevent their being used against Iran, and take back control over military action.

Trump complained that the deal did not address Iran's ballistic missile program, its nuclear activities beyond 2025 or its role in conflicts in Yemen and Syria.

In a rare rebuke of Trump, Obama said the decision would make the world less safe.

Having returned from North Korea on Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will embark on talks to persuade allies in Europe, the Middle East and Asia to press Iran to return to negotiations over its nuclear and missile programs, U.S. officials said. The JCPOA is working-that is a view shared by our European allies, independent experts, and the current U.S. Secretary of Defense.

In addition to tearing up the deal, Trump announced a re-imposition - and strengthening - of sanctions against Iran. Even America's adversaries like Russian Federation and China joined with the US and its closest allies in sanctioning Iran, . However, it will come as no surprise to the Kim regime that the USA has broken from the Iran agreement.

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