Trump defends decision to pull U.S. out of Iran nuclear deal

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Oil ministers from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait said their countries will work closely with major OPEC and non-OPEC producers to lessen the impact of any supply shortages after USA withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. "(But a number of factors) strongly advise against attempts to chase oil above $80 in a straight line".

The president added: "If they do, there will be very severe outcome".

Trump's announcement that he will reimpose U.S. economic sanctions on Iran to undermine the nuclear deal is now expected to shift the balance of power against Rouhani. He declared he was making the world safer, but he also deepened his isolation on the world stage and revived doubts about American credibility with a rationale that contradicted the analyses of USA and foreign intelligence sources. In exchange, Iran agreed to restrictions on its nuclear program, making it impossible to produce a bomb and establishing rigorous inspections.

Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, was quoted Wednesday by Iran's semi-official Fars news agency as saying: "We welcome Trump's decision on pulling out of the deal". But rather than focusing on behaving responsibly, Tehran has poured billions of dollars into military adventures overseas, spreading an arc of death and destruction across the Middle East from Yemen to Syria.

Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, noted that previous detainee releases from Iran came about because of efforts by another country or direct talks between Iran and the US. If you look at what's happening in the Middle East with Syria, with Yemen, with all of the places they're involved, it's bedlam and death. They've gotta understand life.

I don't think they should do that. I would advise Iran not to start their nuclear program.

"Unfortunately, Europe missed the four-month-long chance that it could use to preserve thee JCPOA, and spend that time on convincing the new U.S. administration to stay in the JCPOA".

"If necessary, we can begin our industrial enrichment without any limitations", the Iranian leader said. Certain exemptions are to be negotiated, but Mnuchin refused to discuss what products might qualify.

The United States will likely re-impose sanctions against Iran after 180 days, unless some other agreement is reached.

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Meanwhile, French government spokesperson Benjamin Griveaux told reporters that the EU may go to the World Trade Organization (WTO) if the USA economic strategy towards Iran causes collateral damage to European interests.

He said foreign ministers and expert groups of Iran and European Union countries should hold meetings within just several weeks to review issues related to the preservation of the JCPOA and arrive at a clear decision.

Israel asserts that US -led world powers entered into the deal under a "false pretense".

All it did was open up the possibility of Western firms doing business in Iran.

With the deal now on shaky ground after US President Donald Trump pulled out, the 69-year-old mild-mannered cleric faces the prospect of serving out his second term as a lame duck leader.

The meme was posted the same day that President Trump announced his plans to back the United States out of a deal with Iran, which was struck by the administration of his predecessor Barack Obama in 2015, alongside the United Kingdom, France, China, Russia and Germany.

These sanctions will go into effect in two tranches and on two different dates, the USA treasury said.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made a decision to ally himself with the likes of European leaders Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel over our allies the United States and Israel when it comes to the troubled Iran deal.

Iran can now return to its nuclear aims, Rice wrote.

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