Is Trump telling the truth on the Iran nuclear deal — Fact check


US President Donald Trump will announce later today whether he will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.

President Donald Trump has just announced the U.S. would withdraw from the nuclear agreement signed with Iran in July 2015.

"We urge the ensure that the structures of the JCPOA (deal) can remain intact, and to avoid taking action which obstructs its full implementation by all other parties to the deal", the statement provided by Prime Minister Theresa May's office read. Along with choosing to walk out of the Iran Nuclear Agreement, Trump re-imposed unilateral sanctions on Tehran as well as promised secondary sanctions against those who chose to do business with them.

French President Emmanuel Macron first responded to the announcement on Twitter, writing that "France, Germany, and the UK regret the U.S. decision to leave the JCPOA".

"There's a heightened level of risk and question in the world system and Iran has its economic influence, they can bottle the Persian Gulf, they can disrupt activities in Saudi Arabia", he says. While the JCPOA was far from perfect, by signing the agreement, Iran gave up 98 percent of its uranium stockpile, dismantled 2/3 of its centrifuges, rendered its heavy water nuclear reactor unusable, and agreed to unprecedented inspections that provide critical insight into, and early warning about, any attempts by Iran to accelerate its nuclear program.

"The agreement was so poorly negotiated that even if Iran fully complied, the regime could still be on the verge of a nuclear breakout in just a short period of time", Trump said.

The Iran Deal also discusses issues pertaining to the "weapons group", which is one of its key achievements, because it is a topic which is not supervised under international conventions.

Prior to the deal, Iran had a long nuclear history, beginning its work in the nuclear arena with the help of the United States' Atoms for Peace program in the 1950s.

"He did campaign on this, and he is following through on it", he said.

"It will isolate the United States from nearly every major world power", Biden said. They include sanctions on oil exports, the country's central bank and businesses.

Over the last several weeks, leaders from France, Britain, and Germany have all lobbied the president not to abscond from the accord, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu campaigned assiduously to discredit the deal.

Since the European countries, Russia and China will not necessarily follow the U.S., various scenarios could ensue, including the possibility that the agreement will remain in force despite the American withdrawal.

Five other countries originally joined with the negotiate the deal limiting Iran's nuclear plan. I understand entirely why people might feel nervous: Iran's warning that it is ready to start nuclear enrichment was frightening. "I don't think Iran is capable of making further concessions - they said they've never planned to develop nuclear weapons| and its compliance with the deal has been confirmed by the IAEA on numerous occasions", he added.

The estimated 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria and 5,000 in Iraq have already been bolstered by the arrival in the eastern Mediterranean of the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman, which began airstrikes May 3 against Islamic State targets in Syria. The Democrat also had drawn rave reviews from liberals for his clashes with the Trump administration.

Mr Trump believes it was the mix of stringent sanctions and threats of military action that finally brought Kim Jong Un to the table.

"We all know the dangers of Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon", he said. This is the brain trust that said ISIS was the "JV team" of international terrorism. Macron vigorously supported the deal and tried to persuade Trump to stay committed to it during a visit to Washington last month.

"We are disappointed as we were before, so it was no surprise", Dmitry Polyansky, a deputy Russian Ambassador to the United Nations, told reporters in New York on Tuesday evening.