US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has announced he has pulled America out of the "horrible, one-sided" Iran nuclear deal as well as lay into the Iranian regime in a series of tweets. Speaking in the White House, the US President claimed Iran has continued to develop its nuke programme branding the agreement "disastrous" - here's what you need to know. Why has Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal? Prior to his definitive announcement, Trump repeatedly threatened to withdraw from the deal, calling it “ridiculous” as well as “insane”. Reports had emerged citing people who are familiar with the decision say he told French President Emmanuel Macron his plans to withdraw from the historic deal. While he has made no secret of his dislike of the deal he has also said he was willing to work to improve the arrangement. He has particularly objected the accord’s sunset clause, which allows Iran to resume part of its nuclear programme after 2025. Speaking at … [Read more...] about Why did Donald Trump pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and what’s going to happen now?
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BROKERED by the Obama White House and signed by seven world powers, the Iran nuclear deal aimed to reduce the country's ability to produce nuclear weapons. However, Donald Trump's latest Twitter attack could see the hard work undone after the US President issued a dramatic warning to the leader of the Islamic Republic. What does the Iran nuclear deal entail? The Iran nuclear deal was an agreement between the Islamic Republic and a group of world powers aimed at scrapping the Middle Eastern country's nuclear weapons programme. The deal saw Iran agree to eliminate its stockpile of medium-enriched uranium by 98 per cent. Enriched uranium is a critical component for making nuclear weapons and in nuclear power stations and by curbing the amount Iran produce is a way to curb the number of weapons produced. As part of the agreement, Iran also agreed to only enrich their uranium up to 3.67 per cent over the next 15 years and they agreed to reduce their gas centrifuges for 13 years. Gas … [Read more...] about What is the Iran nuclear deal, when was it agreed and which countries signed it?
The Iran nuclear deal looked in doubt on Friday as European powers failed to convince Tehran that they would be able to fully compensate for economic losses caused by the US's exit. The signatories to the landmark accord met for the first time since Donald Trump, the US president, withdrew in May to discuss how they could salvage the deal in the face of a reimposition of US sanctions. The 2015 deal saw the lifting of sanctions on the Islamic Republic in return for curbs on its nuclear programme verified by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Washington has since told allies they must stop buying the OPEC producer's oil from November 4 or face financial consequences. The other signatories — Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia — have vowed to stay in the accord but appear powerless to stop their companies pulling out of Iran for fear of US penalties. Since Mr Trump’s announcement, Iran's currency has plummeted and prices have risen … [Read more...] about Iran nuclear deal in doubt as world powers fall short on Tehran’s demands
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini discussed the Iranian nuclear program, Syrian regulation, Russian Foreign Ministry stated in a message published on the outcomes of the ministerial meeting of the Iran nuclear deal’s member countries. "During the discussion of the international agenda, [the diplomats] have focused on the possibilities of preserving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on regulating Iran’s nuclear program, as well as the situation in the Western Balkans, Syria," the message published on the ministry’s website informs. The ministerial meeting on the Iran nuclear deal takes place on Tehran’s initiative, involving foreign ministers of Iran, the UK, Germany, Russia, China and France. The main topic of the meeting is continuing the implementation of the deal after Washington’s withdrawal from it. Follow Trend on Telegram. Only most interesting … [Read more...] about Lavrov, Mogherini discuss Iran nuclear deal, Syria
China’s foreign minister and state councillor, Wang Yi, will go to Vienna on Friday for talks with Iran, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, as the nations left in the Iran nuclear deal work to save the pact without the United States, Reuters reports. The spokesman, Lu Kang, made the comment at a daily news briefing. Iran said its foreign minister would meet counterparts from U.S. allies Britain, France and Germany, as well as Russia and China, in Vienna to discuss how to maintain the Iran nuclear deal, from which the United States has pulled out. Follow Trend on Telegram. Only most interesting and important news … [Read more...] about China’s foreign minister to visit Vienna for Iran nuclear deal talks