To make it worse for the European partners who had been trying to work in good faith with the administration to ensure restraints on Iran even without the United States, the president chose a "hard" exit from the deal that does not allow for exemptions for European companies doing business in Iran.
Before Trump's announcement in this regard, which was televised live, top administration officials including Vice President Mike Pence informed Congress about his decision. "It exchanged for very weak limits on the regime's nuclear activity and no limits at all on its other maligned behaviour", he alleged.
With North Korea publicly renewing ties with China before Kim Jong-un's historic meeting with South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in, probably North Korea will be further pushed in China's directions due to American instability.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian took a more aggressive tone, calling Trump's decision "isolationist, protectionist and unilateral logic", but adding that France would continue to uphold its end of the deal. Iran is going back to its former unpleasant position, but this is not really risky for it. Let me remind you that there are people in Iran, both in power and among the population, who oppose the conclusion and implementation of the JCPOA - for the simple reason that the deal with the P5+1 has brought nearly nothing new to their life.
US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the 2015 agreement constitutes "a complete disregard for global law and the United Nations Charter", Mohammad Javad Zarif said in the letter.
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Days after the U.S. president walked away from a 3-year-old deal that mandated rigorous scrutiny of Iranian facilities, senior administration officials said monitoring should continue regardless.
The administration is requiring Europeans to immediately cease all economic activity with Iran, including the revoking of licenses for companies like Airbus (he's killing the Boeing contract with Iran too, so even the limited opening for USA investment in Iran is now closed).
The pact's signing had been planned for long time, but the move coincides with the USA move to re-impose sanctions against Iran that have rattled US allies.
The decision overturned years of painstaking diplomacy and left European allies scrambling to save the hard-fought deal.
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said last week he was highly doubtful that Europe would provide the "real guarantees" needed for Iran to stay in the nuclear deal.
That followed a memorandum of understanding signed in January 2016 when Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made a state visit to France.
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But in an interview aired on the ABC program "This Week", Bolton said, "That's not the policy of the administration". French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, speaking in Dublin, declared: "We are stakeholders" and will remain so.
If one looks at the deal objectively, it appears that the US and its allies were played like an old violin.
Iran insists its nuclear program is for civilian use and denies supporting extremism.
According to the AP, Trump had not warned his worldwide counterparts of his decision beforehand. "And don't even have the unqualified right to inspect many important locations, including military facilities".
In his television appearance Sunday, Mr. Pompeo also expanded on his comments Friday that the USA would help North Korea achieve economic prosperity if it gave up its nuclear arsenal.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said that licences for its US rival Boeing Co to sell passenger jets to Iran would be revoked. "Without the JCPOA, this monitoring and inspections regime would go away", Obama said. There are many concerns that are being flagged, the biggest being that Iran may fall back to its weapons programme.
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