US President Donald Trump announced his country’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal between Iran and the six countries in 2015 and the restoration of work after six months of the “highest level” of sanctions imposed on Tehran over its nuclear program. “We will seek a comprehensive and sustainable solution,” he said. Trump has already announced a decline in oil prices in international markets, before improving later. As soon as Israel welcomed the “courageous” decision, Iran called it a “historic experience,” but declared it would remain in the agreement, while Europe expressed “regret” and vowed to continue its implementation. Saudi Arabia welcomed the US president’s decision.
Trump described the deal as “catastrophic,” saying it “does not restrict Iran’s destabilizing activities, including supporting terrorism.” “Iran has done nothing more dangerous than seeking nuclear weapons,” he said. “The pact was supposed to protect America and its allies, but it enabled Iran to continue enriching uranium.” He warned that the continuation of the agreement would soon lead to a “nuclear arms race in the Middle East.” He warned Iran against “bigger problems” if it continued its nuclear activities, but said he wanted a “comprehensive and permanent solution” to Iran’s nuclear threat. He said Tehran would want to conclude a new and permanent agreement, adding that he was “ready and able to negotiate a new agreement with it when it is ready.” “The Iranians deserve a better government,” he said. He said, “prepare, forgive and return” to withdraw from the agreement. “Trump’s decision is illegal and illegal and undermines international agreements,” he said. Iranian President Hassan Rowhani was quoted as saying that the decision was a historic experience for Iran, stressing that “America has never fulfilled its commitments.” But Rohani announced that his country would remain in the agreement.
In response to the decision, Al Arabiya television quoted Saudi Arabia as supporting the US decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal.
“France, Germany and Britain regret the American decision,” French President Emmanuel Macaron said. “We will work collectively on a broader framework of nuclear activity, the post-2025 period, ballistic missile activities and stability in the Middle East, especially Syria, Yemen and Iraq.” .
EU foreign affairs commissioner Federica Mugherini expected the rest of the international community to continue to implement the nuclear deal after Trump announced that “the agreement achieves its results and ensures that Tehran does not develop nuclear weapons.”
Israel welcomed the withdrawal from the agreement and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his “full support” for the “courageous” decision, saying in a two-minute televised speech in Hebrew and English that the Iranian agreement was “a recipe for disaster, a disaster for our region and a disaster for peace in the world.”
Minutes before Trump delivered his speech, Israel ordered the preparation of missile shelters in the Golan, after the army monitored “unusual activity by Iranian forces in Syria.” The army deployed defensive systems and placed its forces on “high alert, in anticipation of an attack,” stressing that it was “prepared to confront different scenarios and warned that any attack on Israel would require a strong response.”
Iran has accepted the Trump declaration to try to reassure its citizens that they will not again suffer major difficulties they faced during sanctions on the nuclear file. “One man in one country may cause us problems for months,” said Hassan Rowhani, referring to Trump. But we will overcome it. Whether we are under sanctions or not, we must stand on our feet. This is very important for the development of our country. The basis of our foreign policy is to establish constructive relations with the world. ”
“If he commits a mistake and cancels the agreement, he will have to accept the rights of the Iranians in a worse situation,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned. “Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghji stressed that Tehran would respond to the US decision according to its national interests.” Iranian MPs have sent a letter to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei saying they would not allow Washington to impose its “illegitimate demands” on Tehran, noting that the shura (parliament) would require the government to “respond aggressively” if the United States ignored Iran’s rights.
Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, stressed that his country “will not stand still if the United States begins a confrontation with it.” Iran’s chief of staff General Mohammad Baqeri also stressed that “no threat threatens” his country.
A senior White House official denied a report in The New York Times that the president told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macaron that Washington would withdraw from the agreement and reinstate all the sanctions it had imposed on Tehran. But French sources confirmed the matter. McCron’s office announced that he and the US president discussed “peace and stability in the Middle East.” The European Troika intensified its efforts last week to try to salvage the nuclear deal. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visited Washington, while representatives of the three countries held talks with an Iraqi in Brussels on Tuesday. “They seized the opportunity to repeat their support for the full and effective implementation of the agreement by all parties, Said in a statement issued by the European Union.