Trump’s Threats Unite World Leaders to Stand by Iran Deal

The global powers have expressed their support for Iran deal signed in 2015 despite the U.S. President Trump’s threats to tear apart the deal signed by the former president Barack Obama.

The key U.S. allies including the U.K. France and Germany have declared to stand by the agreement for their shared national interest.

The U.S. President Trump said yesterday, “He said, “As I have said many times, the Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the US has ever entered into… What is the purpose of a deal that, at best, only delays Iran’s nuclear capability for a short period of time? This, as president of the US, is unacceptable.”

He told a press conference in the White House that he wouldn’t certify the Iran deal this time. As a result, it is now up to the U.S. Congress to decide the future of the agreement.

Trump said if the Congress is not “able to reach a solution working with Congress and our allies, then the agreement will be terminated.”

The European Union, however, said it is not up to “any single country to terminate a deal” which is working.

The foreign policy chief of the European Union Federica Mogherini said, “We cannot afford as the international community to dismantle a nuclear agreement that is working.”

“The president of the United States has many powers, but not this one,” she added.

“The international community and the European Union with it, has clearly indicated that the deal is, and will, continue to be in place.”

In the meantime, the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the U.S. is now more isolated than ever after his unilateral effort to terminate the 2015 pact.

“Apparently he doesn’t know that this agreement is not a bilateral agreement solely between Iran and the United States.”

“Apparently he doesn’t know that this agreement is not a bilateral agreement solely between Iran and the United States.”

President Rouhani asked, “Can a president annul a multilateral international treaty on his own?”

“This deal lives to fight another day and that’s a good thing.”

The other leaders of the world including the French President Emmanuel Macron have assured their commitment to the deal. Macron assured the Iranian President of his country’s commitment to the 2015 pact in a phone call.

The Foreign Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson said, “This deal lives to fight another day and that’s a good thing.”


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