President Donald Trump has announced the withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear deal signed in 2015.
“I am announcing today, that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal,” Trump on Tuesday.
“America will not be threatened by nuclear blackmail.
“Today’s action send a critical message, the United States no longer makes empty threats. When I make a promise, I keep them,” Trump said.
Trump had in 2015 said the deal “did nothing to constrain Iran” from pursuing its alleged nefarious activities, especially “its sponsor of terrorism.”
Other signatories to the agreement, including U.S. allies, France and UK, had all urged the U.S. not to withdraw.
The U.S. president, however, said he carried along allies across the world before reaching his conclusion.
“Over the past few months, we have engaged with our allies across the world, including France, Germany and the United Kingdom. Wwe do nothing, we know exactly what will happen,” he said.