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.