Published: Sun, May 13, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Iranians hold rallies to condemn US nuke deal pullout

Iranians hold rallies to condemn US nuke deal pullout

The president has said the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, otherwise known as the Iran deal, shorted us interests, lacked transparency and only delayed Iran's development of a nuclear weapon. "We have to be able to go into their military bases to see whether or not they're cheating", he said. Did they advise him that he could start now to work with the Europeans to develop protocols to cover the subjects not covered, including ballistic missiles?

The comments came a day after Mr Trump announced he was withdrawing the United States from the accord with Iran, abruptly restoring harsh sanctions in the most consequential foreign policy action of his presidency.

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

Trump has already announced the full reinstatement of the sanctions lifted under the JCPOA in 2015, and, according to the Los Angeles Times, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said more are likely to come.

Inspectors from the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency have said Iran is in compliance with the accord.

Many Iranian citizens are anxious about what Trump's decision could mean for the country's financial future.

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It's also been suggested that Trump wants to undo a lot of what President Barack Obama achieved when he was in office.

Trump argued that the 2015 deal, which allowed for the lifting of sanctions, wasn't tough enough on Iran. They might, for example, consider a blocking regulation which seeks to block US action against European companies.

European allies said reopening the deal now, particularly in relation to the sunset clauses, was impossible, especially given the adamant opposition of the other parties: Iran, Russia and China.

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The White House said that Iran "pours resources into exporting destabilizing influence throughout the Middle East, even as the Iranian people are victims of a struggling economy". Iran's government must decide whether to follow the U.S. and withdraw or try to salvage what's left with the Europeans.

After the US' withdrawal from the nuclear deal, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had warned that his country could resume uranium enrichment "without limit" but would refrain from doing so for now.

The decision overturned years of painstaking diplomacy and left European allies scrambling to save the hard-fought deal.

He predicted Iran would choose to negotiate eventually, or face consequences.

"We expect Iran will continue to implement the Additional Protocol and cooperate with the IAEA whether or not the JCPOA remains in place", one senior administration official said.

But he's said that if they can't reach a deal, Iran will be ready to restart its nuclear programme "on an industrial level without any limitations".

"We know that standing firmly in support of the JPCOA with our North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies and others is extremely important", Trudeau said.

Israel and Saudi Arabia, by contrast, have been U.S. allies pressing for a pullout from the deal.

He described the existing accord as an "embarrassment" to the United States that did nothing to contain Iran's nuclear ambitions.

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