Iran threatens to quit nuclear deal if United States walks away

Syrian Army soldiers advancing in an area on the eastern outskirts of Douma

Syrian Army soldiers advancing in an area on the eastern outskirts of Douma

The US echoed the claims made on Monday by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who suggested he had co-ordinated it with the White House to set the stage for President Trump's decision about whether to tear up the agreement. Within a few hours after the attack, however, a unified voice came out of Tehran: Various political groups all condemned what they described as a lack of respect for the boundaries of an internationally recognized government.

The 2015 deal between Iran and the United States, China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, Germany and the European Union provided Tehran billions in sanctions relief in exchange for curbing its nuclear program.

In January, Trump extended sanctions relief on Iran under the deal for the last time, threatening to withdraw from it if U.S. Congress and his European allies can not fix the alleged "disastrous flaws". It would also deliver a blow to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who's battling conservative hardliners at home. The US may back a more aggressive Israeli posture in Syria, but the single-minded obsession of the Trump administration with Iran as the source of all instability in the Middle East is dangerously simple-minded and injects more instability into a region already deeply unstable.

In addition to these concerns, there is also the matter of the West's credibility - especially the United States - as a negotiating partner.

Trump is unhappy that the deal only limited Iran's nuclear activities for a fixed period (till 2025) and had failed to stop the development of ballistic missiles.

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So Trump will repudiate the Iran deal on May 12.

Israel maintains a formal policy of nonintervention in Syria's internal affairs, however, this applies to all cases excluding incidents deemed linked to Iran's entrenchment in Syria or those acting against Israel and its territory.

The German Economy Ministry has said it was waiting for a decision from the United States on the Iran deal before making a decision on whether it should stop offering German firms export guarantees for business deals with Tehran. And thanks to the deal according to a statement by director general Yukiya Amano: "The IAEA now has the world's most robust verification regime in place in Iran". "I think that what Prime Minister Netanyahu's presentation does is it carefully explains to the American people and to the world the nature of this discovery".

"Iran lied about never having a secret nuclear program". Without the Iran nuclear deal, Iran would never accept such rigid observations on its nuclear sites.

To intervene, Mr. Hiltermann argued, Russian Federation is in a stronger negotiating position than Washington due too Moscow's relationships with nearly everyone involved including Tel Aviv, Tehran, Damascus, Ankara and Hezbollah. US President Donald Trump, however, does not see it that way.

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