Direct US President Donald Trump threatened Iran to resume its nuclear program, even if the agreement ended and the United States imposed sanctions against Tehran. During his meeting with French President George W. Bush on Tuesday, Trump described the nuclear deal as “insane, ridiculous, and should not have happened.”
“If they resume their nuclear program, they will face more problems than ever,” he said.
“We want to make sure that there is no escalation and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons in the region, we now need to find the right way forward,” French President Emmanuel Macaron urged his US counterpart to stay in the nuclear deal.
US allies, including Germany and Britain, along with France, have called on the US president to remain in the deal to rein in Iran’s nuclear weapons.
Trump plans to announce by May 12 whether the United States will stay or leave the Iranian nuclear deal, reached in 2015. Iran has threatened the United States that it will continue its nuclear program if Washington wants to revoke the deal and impose economic sanctions against it, according to the nuclear deal.