President Donald Trump will tell about his decision whether he withdraw from Iran’s nuclear deal on Tuesday. Earlier, several times Trump had given threats to exit from the deals.
“I will be announcing my decision on the Iran Deal tomorrow from the White House at 2:00 pm (1800 GMT),” the president said in a tweet. Since its election campaign, Trump has repeatedly raised the Iranian nuclear deal. Trump had said that on May 12, he will decide whether the Iranian nuclear agreement will continue in 2015 or not.
European allies like France and Germany have tried to convince Trump to stay in the deal by promising to improve the agreement, but it’s anyone’s guess whether that’s enough to convince Trump to stay in or not.
After the agreement in 2015 Iran stopped its nuclear program, in exchange US had eased economic sanctions on Iran. But now the US said Iran continues to implement a nuclear program secretly.
On July 14, 2015, a group of countries – the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, Germany, and the European Union – agreed to lift crippling sanctions imposed on Iran’s nuclear program, giving it greater access to the global economy.
The senior US official said the European allies had moved significantly in Trump’s direction on what he sees as the defects – the failure to address Iran’s ballistic missile program, the terms under which international inspectors visit suspected Iranian sites, and “sunset” clauses under which some terms expire.
The official did not know, however, if the Europeans had done enough to convince Trump to remain in the deal.
“The big question in my mind is does he think the Europeans have moved far enough so that we can all be unified and announce a deal? That’s one option,” said the official. “Or (does he conclude) the Europeans have not moved far enough and we say they’ve got to move more?”
Under the landmark nuclear pact, Iran agreed to scale back nuclear enrichment and put its program under international supervision in return for international sanctions relief.
Trump has consistently complained about the agreement, reached under Obama, citing as its shortcomings certain clauses such as the “sunset” provisions lifting some nuclear restrictions on Tehran from 2025.