WE’RE OUT! PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNED THE ORDER TO WITHDRAW THE US FROM THE IRAN DEAL:
“The Iran deal is defective at its core.” – PDJT
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) May 8, 2018
Another campaign promise kept…TRUMP2020!
President Trump on Tuesday announced plans to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, saying it has failed to halt the country’s nuclear ambitions.
Speaking in the Diplomatic Room of the White House, Trump said: “I am announcing today the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.”
He said, “The Iran deal is defective at its core.”
Fox News reports:
A source said that Trump’s announcement will start a 90-day countdown to the restoration of sanctions.
Once sanctions are re-imposed, the U.S. effectively would be out of the deal.
It’s not clear which sanctions lifted under the deal Trump plans to immediately re-impose. He has several options. A more limited move could leave Trump more room to potentially stay in the deal if other members agree to toughen it.
If he follows through on a sweeping imposition of sanctions, the move threatens to topple the Iran nuclear agreement as a whole – and with it, his predecessor’s signature foreign policy achievement.
The president began briefing foreign and congressional leaders on his decision ahead of his 2 p.m. announcement.
And he started the day by warning former Secretary of State John Kerry not to meddle in the negotiations.
“John Kerry can’t get over the fact that he had his chance and blew it! Stay away from negotiations John, you are hurting your country!” Trump tweeted early Tuesday.
This was a reference to reports that Kerry was meeting with foreign officials in a bid to salvage the pact. Speaking at a summit Tuesday in Italy, Kerry did not back down, saying the Middle East is “safer with this agreement” and framing this juncture as a choice between peace and war.
Trump’s announcement comes ahead of a May 12 deadline to make a decision on sanctions.
It follows efforts by European allies to convince Trump to keep the deal, even with changes.
France’s Macron released a statement saying he regrets President Trump’s decision to leave the Iran deal.
France, Germany, and the UK regret the U.S. decision to leave the JCPOA. The nuclear non-proliferation regime is at stake.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) May 8, 2018
ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS REMEMBER THE MOUNDS OF CASH OBAMA GAVE TO THIS HORRIBLE REGIME! WE GOT NOTHING IN RETURN! REMEMBER THIS?
SECRETARY OF STATE POMPEO RELEASED A STATEMENT CONFIRMING THE US IS PULLING OUT OF THE IRAN DEAL: