Trump poised to pull USA out of Iran deal

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Almost every Republican candidate running for the presidency in 2016 - not to mention almost every GOP candidate running for the Senate - promised to withdraw from (or renegotiate) the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action if they won.

The best-case scenario is that Iran remains in the agreement for now (which Rouhani immediately indicated Iran would) as the other parties continue to comply in the face of potential USA sanctions, which tanks United States relations with allies and partners around the world.

That one-sided agreement was crafted by his predecessor, Barack Obama, along with Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China.

This decision is deeply uninformed, utterly illogical, inimical to the interests of the United States, taken for the pettiest of personal reasons and done with absolutely no plan for what to do next. The president has the prerogative to withdraw the United States from the JCPOA, whether or not Teheran was found in violation by IAEA. Just ask Ben Rhodes.

Because of the JCPOA, there is now a comprehensive inspection system in place, administered by the International Atomic Energy Agency, monitoring Iran's activities.

"President Trump is right to abandon the Obama administration's bad deal", U.S. Sen.

We know how that turned out.

The 2015 deal restricts certain Iranian nuclear activities for periods of between 10 to 25 years, and allows for more intrusive, permanent monitoring.

But Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed Mr Trump for the "bold" move and described the agreement as a "recipe for disaster" that had brought the prospect of war closer.

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"The United States does not make empty threats", he said in a televised address. Iran can also trigger a dispute mechanism in the agreement, opening a maximum 45-day window for the airing of grievances and to seek a compromise.

Since leaving office in January 2017, Obama, a Democrat, has largely remained on the sidelines of the political debate, although he has criticized his Republican successor's efforts to undo some of his major policy achievements. Now, it's possible that Iran would choose not to do so.

Former deputy secretary of state Tony Blinken, who helped negotiate the accord, called it a "monumental mistake" and former senior diplomat Wendy Sherman told reporters Trump was putting worldwide stability at risk for purely domestic political purposes.

Imagine the president of the United States of America sitting in the White House Situation Room with his top national security advisers and deciding that there are not enough threats to U.S. national security. It seems highly unlikely that they would do so again when there is no evidence of Iran violating the agreement.

Iran can come back to the table. And given Iran'scurrent and future threats to regional and global security, that should be an outcome no one in the USA or Europe wants.

Which one of these requests would an average American voter deem unreasonable?

In the meantime, though, the United States is freed from the pretenses of the agreement. It can target Iranian aggression.

The U.S. built a global coalition behind a crippling sanctions regime against North Korea, a move the administration believes was key to the regime's recent turnaround and announced willingness to entertain giving up its nuclear weapons.

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