Donald Trump pulls out of landmark Iranian nuclear accord
The US president also vows to reinstate financial sanctions on the Islamic Republic
Washington — President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was reimposing economic sanctions on Iran and pulling the US out of an international agreement aimed at stopping Tehran from getting a nuclear bomb. The decision is likely to raise the risk of conflict in the Middle East, upset European allies of the US and disrupt global oil supplies. “I am announcing today that the US will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal,” Trump said. “In a few moments, I will sign a presidential memorandum to begin reinstating US nuclear sanctions on the Iranian regime. We will be instituting the highest level of economic sanctions.” He said that any country that continued to support Iran also risked the imposition of US sanctions. The 2015 deal, worked out by the US, five other international powers and Iran, eased sanctions on Iran in exchange for Tehran limiting its nuclear programme. Trump has said that the agreement — the signature foreign policy achievement of Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama — did n...