Saudi welcomes Trump's decision to withdraw from Iran deal
- Author: Leroy Wright May 09, 2018,
May 09, 2018, 21:05
Trump said he would take steps to leavethe deal and re-impose all sanctions on Iran that had been lifted - not just the ones facing an immediate deadline. Many say they have not seen the benefits of the nuclear deal.
Saudi Arabia accused Iran of "taking advantage of the revenue generated by the lifting of the sanctions to destabilise the region", the foreign ministry said. They're out. And now that it's official, that's 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 unsafe weapons".
The JCPOA saw Iran agree to limit the size of its stockpile of enriched uranium - which is used to make reactor fuel, but also nuclear weapons - for 15 years and the number of centrifuges installed to enrich uranium for 10 years.
"I hope that's the case, because it's a very, very concerning development".
Mr Trump said it had been almost 40 years since the regime "seized power and took a proud nation hostage".
Iran's poor economy and unemployment sparked nationwide protests in December and January that saw at least 25 people killed and, reportedly, almost 5,000 arrested.
The inconvenient truth for Donald Trump is that, as far as it goes, the nuclear deal was working. Another 28 percent wanted to remain, and the remaining 28 percent said they did not know.
What we have in Donald Trump's reckless, unilateral withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is that Washington, not Tehran, has breached an worldwide agreement that was years in the making and painstakingly stitched together. He called the deal, which was signed in 2015 during former President Barack Obama's tenure, "decaying and rotten".
Jensen also said that Denmark should remain in the agreement.
They urged Iran to "show restraint" in response to the decision by the US.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who had threatened of outcome if the U.S. quit the deal said on Monday, May 7, that it would survive even if Trump chose to withdraw from it.
Mr Obama's administration brokered the deal.
Former state Senate majority leader Bob Clegg, a Hudson Republican activist, said on many worldwide issues Trump is carrying out a more muscular foreign policy that will help restore America's standing in the world.
They said it is not clear how the other countries following the deal will negotiate the web of US sanctions.
The statement says that the unilateral decision undermines confidence in the worldwide nuclear agencies that implemented and enforced the deal, and who had assured Iran was fully complying with its measures.
The UK joined France and Germany in recommitting to the deal - after Boris Johnson made an 11th-hour dash to Washington to persuade Trump to change his mind.
It's the second time within two weeks that a leading foreign politician has mentioned the possibility of a Nobel Peace Prize for Trump.
Macron tweeted Tuesday that "France, Germany, and the United Kingdom regret the US decision to leave the JCPOA".