Donald Trump informed France's Emmanuel Macron in a phone call this
morning that he will pull the U.S. out the nuclear deal it signed onto
three years ago after intense negotiations with Tehran.
The New York Times
that a person briefed on the conversation said Trump plans to reinstate
all of the sanctions the U.S. waived in conjunction with the nuclear
deal. Trump also plans to impose additional sanctions on Tehran, the
Times' source said.
told Reuters that the Times' report was incorrect. However, European
officials told the wire service that they do expect Trump to announce
today that he's exiting the accord. U.S. officials told AP and AFP the
Trump's anticipated action
had U.S. allies on edge. A senior British diplomat told DailyMail.com
the U.K. is 'deeply pessimistic' ahead of public Trump's announcement
President Donald Trump says he will be announcing his decision on the Iran nuclear deal this afternoon at the White House
Hasan Rouhani (right) said the U.S. will have 'historic remorse' for
its decision while insisting that 'getting rid of America’s mischievous
presence will be fine for Iran'
President Donald Trump informed
France's Emmanuel Macron in a phone call this morning that he will pull
the U.S. out the nuclear deal it signed onto three years ago after
intense negotiations with Tehran
European leaders whose countries are party to the deal have been begging Trump to remain in the agreement.
could fall apart without U.S. participation while the follow-on accord
he demanded is worked out, they've said. European officials have also
warned Trump that Tehran could set off a nuclear arms race in the Middle
East if it restarts its uranium enrichment program.
Hassan Rouhani was vowing to stick by the deal that provided massive
sanctions relief on Monday, so long as Europe guarantees that his
country's interests will be protected. It was unclear in the lead-up to
Trump's decision, though, if that would realistically be the case.
said the U.S. will have 'historic remorse' for its decision while
insisting that 'getting rid of America’s mischievous presence will be
fine for Iran.'
'If we can get what we
want from a deal without America, then Iran will continue to remain
committed to the deal,' Rouhani said according to the Iran Daily. 'What
Iran wants is our interests to be guaranteed by non-American
Trump says he will be
announcing his decision on the Iran nuclear deal this afternoon at the
White House in remarks that will be delivered straight to camera at 2
It will come as no surprise
globally if Trump says he's pulling the U.S. out of the 2015 agreement
he inherited from the previous administration. The big unknown is what
Trump will say he wants to happen next.
legislative director, Marc Short, told DailyMail.com on Tuesday morning
that the president 'wants to see Iran end its nuclear program but also
become a nation that is not funding terrorism, not attacking Israel not
looking to continue to attack allies that we have.
think he's looking for an agreement that brings Iran into the
international community as opposed to being a rogue nation state that
funds terrorism,' Short said during a press scrum on the driveway
leading into the West Wing.
anticipated to allow the oil sanctions that legally come up for
discussion every 120 days under the deal to be reimposed on Tehran. The
sanctions cut Iran's oil exports in half in 2012, Foreign Policy
reports, and crippled the Islamic Republic's economy.
companies will have to choose, if the sanctions are slapped back on,
whether they want to do business with the U.S. or the taboo government,
putting them in an undesirable position.
Glaser, director of foreign policy studies at the right-leaning Cato
Institute, warned Tuesday that if the U.S. imposes external sanctions
successfully, European companies will pull out of investment projects in
Iran, removing the incentives that Rouhani would need to mollify
hardliners in his country who want Iran to restart its nuclear program.
lots of political will this deal could remain in place without the
United States, but its going to be very, very difficult for the
participants to manage,' Glaser said.
will feel 'unburdened' if the U.S. leaves the pact, he said, and is
likely to install new centrifuges to spin uranium and limit access to
'This could really unravel
into something with grave consequences,' he cautioned. 'All my fingers
and toes are crossed, because this is a good deal that should continue
to be implemented.'
minister Boris Johnson worried that Trump could take military action
against Tehran on top of the expected sanctions renewal. He also warned
that collapse of the deal could set off a nuclear arms race in the
Middle East with Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the U.A.E. wanting weapons, as
'It's already a very, very
dangerous state at the moment, we don't want to go down that road. There
doesn't seem to me at the moment to be a viable military solution,'
Johnson told Fox & Friends.
was in the U.S. making last-ditch pleas for the U.S. to stay in the
deal to Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, the U.S.
secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, Vice President Mike Pence and the
president's daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, both of whom
are senior White House officials.