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US President Donald Trump announces US withdrawal from 2015 landmark nuclear deal with Iran

President Donald Trump today announced US withdrawal from the 2015 landmark nuclear deal with Iran. After the announcement, Trump signed fresh set of sanctions against Iran and warned countries against any cooperation with Tehran on its controversial nuclear weapons programme.

The historic deal was an Obama- era accord which Trump has repeatedly criticised as disastrous. He alleged that the deal gave Iran millions in cash and did not prevent it from acquiring nuclear weapons. The President warned any nation that helps Iran in its quest for nuclear weapons of sanctions by the United States.

In response, Iran said it is preparing to restart uranium enrichment, key for making both nuclear energy and weapons. President Hassan Rouhani said, the US has announced that it doesn’t respect its commitments.

The historic nuclear deal was reached in Vienna in July 2015 between Iran and the P5 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council) alongwith Germany and the European Union.

Source: AIR