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Trump considers withdrawing from Iran nuclear deal

The U.S. leader said this during his meeting with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron
22:32, 8 May 2018

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The U.S.-Iran relations may deteriorate soon enough, as President Donald Trump threatens to abandon the nuclear treaty with Iran. He mentioned that during his phone conversation with Emmanuel Macron, the French leader. The Boston Globe reported this, referring to an unrevealed source from Trump's close circle. 

This, according to the outlet, might result in a 'profound blow to U.S. allies and potential deepening of the president’s isolation on the world stage'.

'Trump’s decision means Iran’s government must now decide whether to follow the U.S. and withdraw or try to salvage what’s left of the deal. Iran has offered conflicting statements about what it may do — and the answer may depend on exactly how Trump exits the agreement. The 2015 pact itself does not contain any provisions for leaving, but Trump was expected to re-impose most, if not all, of the sanctions on Iran that were eased under the deal. That would erase the economic benefits promised to Iran under the deal and be tantamount to the United States walking away', The Boston Globe wrote.

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