The president of the United States, Donald Trump, announced on Tuesday that his country is abandoning the nuclear agreement with Iran.
The agreement was signed in 2015 with the objective to prevent Iran to have access to the atomic bomb for at least a decade, in exchange for lifting the economic sanctions that asphyxiated the regime.
Statement on the Iran Nuclear Deal: https://t.co/O3SpryCKkc
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2018
After months of continuous attacks, the Republican has declared that he will immediately sign a decree to break the pact and resume sanctions.
The president of France, Emmanuel Macron, regretted the decision on behalf of his country, Germany and the United Kingdom.
France, Germany, and the UK regret the U.S. decision to leave the JCPOA. The nuclear non-proliferation regime is at stake.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) May 8, 2018
In addition to the President of France, the former president of the United States Barack Obama has reacted to the decision of Donald Trump.
There are few issues more important to the security of the US than the potential spread of nuclear weapons or the potential for even more destructive war in the Middle East. Today’s decision to put the JCPOA at risk is a serious mistake. My full statement: https://t.co/4oTdXESbxe
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 8, 2018