Iran Nuclear Deal: World Leaders React To America’s Pull-out

They warn that the May 21, 2018 decision puts the Middle East’s security in greater jeopardy.

United States of America President Donald Trump on May 21, 2018 lived up to his 2016 campaign promise and pledge earlier this month to pull out of the 2015 nuclear deal reached by America and other stakeholders with Iran. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the announcement, promising “unprecedented pressure” and the “strongest sanctions in history” on Iran.

In a swift response, Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said America was “regressing to old habits,” but his country was working with other partners to the nuclear deal in order to find a solution.

The European Union, EU Foreign Policy Chief, Federica Mogherini, also criticised the US, saying Pompeo failed to show how dropping the 2015 nuclear deal would make the Middle East safer. She added that there was “no alternative” to the agreement, promising that the EU would stick by it if Iran met its commitments.

Israel praised Trump’s decision to pull out of the pact, though the move was roundly criticised by fellow signatories, including France, Germany, the UK and Russia. Pompeo made it clear that he expects the backing of allies like Europe and support from Australia, Bahrain, Egypt, India, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and UAE.

On May 8, 2018 when President announced his intention to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord, world leaders reacted in similar fashion. The United Kingdom’s Labour Shadow Foreign Secretary, Emily Thornberry, condemned Donald Trump's decision as “reckless, senseless and immoral.&...



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