In a landmark decision, United States President Donald Trump’sdecided to pull out Iran nuclear deal. He announced that economic sanctions against Tehran will be reinstated and declared that the 2015 pact was rooted in “fiction.”
This has left the world polarised as major European powers expressed regret and concern while Gulf Arab nations were jubilant. The deal, which was keeping Iran from building a nuclear arsenal in exchange for economic freedom, is likely to threaten peace in the Middle East and re-expose Iranian economy to doom.
Top US allies had advocated against the decision, but an unfazed Trump yesterday pulled out of the 2015 landmark nuclear deal and reimposed the economic sanctions.
“It is clear to me that we cannot prevent Iran nuclear bomb. The Iran deal is defective at its core. Therefore, I am announcing today that the United States would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal,” Trump said.
Moments later he signed fresh set of sanctions against Iran and warned countries against any cooperation with Tehran on its controversial nuclear weapons programme.
The “disastrous” deal gave Iran millions in cash and did not prevent it from acquiring nuclear weapons, he said.
In reversing the signature foreign policy accomplishment of his predecessor Barack Obama, Trump by taking this decision ignored advice against such a move from his key European allies and top US Democratic leaders.
Describing this as a bad deal, Trump said that the nuclear deal is unlikely to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. “The Iranian promise of abandoning its nuclear weapons is a lie,” Trump alleged.
Allowing the deal to stay would result in an arms race in the region, he said, adding that the deal does nothing to constrain Iran’s “destabilising behaviour”.
Referring to his consultation with key American allies, Trump said it is that they cannot prevent an Iranian nuclear bomb under the “decaying and rotten” structure of the current agreement.
“If we do nothing, we know exactly what will happen. In just a short period of time, the world’s leading state sponsor of terror will be on the cusp of acquiring the world’s most dangerous weapons,” he said.