Trump: US to pull out of Iran nuclear deal unless it's fixed

Politics 1/12/2018, 8:32 PM
Trump: US to pull out of Iran nuclear deal unless it's fixed

United States President Donald Trump warned in a statement on Friday that he will withdraw the country from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) unless he manages to reach an agreement with European allies to "fix the terrible flaws" of the nuclear deal with Iran.

Trump announced his administration has decided to extend the suspension of nuclear sanctions against Iran, but "will not again waive sanctions" in order to remain in the JCPOA if the US fails to reach a deal with other signatories. "This is a last chance," he insisted. "And if at any time I judge that such an agreement is not within reach, I will withdraw from the deal immediately."

In 2017, Trump refused to certify the nuclear deal struck in 2015 between Iran, the US, the United Kingdom, Russia, China, France, Germany and the European Union, in which Iran agreed to curb its nuclear program in order not to be subjected to sanctions. Other signatories of the agreement criticized the US president for choosing not to certify the JCPOA.

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