President Trump announced Tuesday his decision to withdraw the United States from the multinational Iranian nuclear agreement; fulfilling a key campaign promise to American voters and sending shockwaves throughout the Middle East and Europe.
The President spoke directly to the American people from the White House just days before an approaching deadline required Trump to re-certify the deal or scrap the agreement entirely.
“I am announcing today that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal,” said the President. “Powerful sanctions will go into full effect…If the regime continues its nuclear aspirations, it will have bigger problems than it has ever had before.”
The Iranian president fired back within minutes, saying “If we can get what we want from a deal without America, then Iran will continue to remain committed to the deal.”
“What Iran wants is our interests to be guaranteed by non-American signatories […] Getting rid of America’s mischievous presence will be fine for Iran,” he added.
BIBI’S BOMBSHELL: Israeli PM ‘HAS EVIDENCE’ Iran Violating Nuclear Deal
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed “dramatic” evidence Monday that the Iranian regime has been “lying” about its advanced nuclear weapons program; claiming the Islamic Republic was “hiding material” following the Obama-era agreement.
Netanyahu confirmed the revelation in a fiery press conference, adding that his government has received stunning new information in the previous “10 days” that the Iranian regime had relocated “half a ton” of covert files to a “secret location.”
“These files conclusively prove that Iran is brazenly lying when it says it never had a nuclear weapons program,” he said.
According to Fox News, Netanyahu briefed both President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over the weekend.
The new report raises serious questions over the future of the Iranian nuclear agreement, with President Trump expected to make his final decision over the international pact in the coming weeks.
IRAN ON EDGE: Macron, Trump Demand NEW DEAL on Iran’s Nukes
French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump called for a “new deal” on Iran’s nuclear weapons program Tuesday; sending a clear message to Tehran that France and the United States are serious in forging a new agreement with the Islamic Republic.
The two leaders spoke with reporters following a joint press conference at the White House, with Macron confirming that his government is willing to renegotiate the nuclear agreement alongside the Trump administration.
“I can say that we have had very frank discussions on that, just the two of us,” said Macron. “We, therefore, wish from now on to work on a new deal with Iran.”
“I think we will have a great shot at doing a much bigger, maybe, deal,” said Trump.
The remarks come just one day after Iran’s foreign minister claimed there was no “Plan B” should the United States decide to withdraw from the agreement.
Watch the French President’s comments above.