Explainer: US withdraws from the Iran nuclear deal

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Donald Trump has defended his decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, saying "bedlam" and "death" follow wherever Iran is involved.

Iran said it may resume uranium enrichment in a higher rate in weeks if it finds nuclear deal will not work anymore after the us pullout from the deal.

But Trump, a severe critic of the deal dating back to his 2016 presidential campaign, said Tuesday in a televised address from the White House that it was "defective at its core".

The 2015 agreement, which was negotiated by the Obama administration and included Germany, France and Britain, had lifted most USA and global economic sanctions against Iran.

He said: "The consistent flouting of agreements that our country is a party to risks eroding America's credibility and puts us at odds with the world's major powers".

Asked what suggestions the British government would be making to the US administration about the way ahead in dealing with Iran, Johnson talked about the idea of a follow-on agreement that would preserve the central pillars of the JCPOA while addressing other issues beyond the nuclear programme.

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Chief among the critics was French President Emmanuel Macron, who was Europe's leading emissary to Washington in efforts to defend the deal and who has sought to cultivate a strong personal rapport with Trump.

Trump's advisor John Bolton said earlier that European firms doing business in Iran have a six-month deadline to wind up investments or risk U.S. sanctions.

It said in a statement that they underlined their aim of preserving the Iran deal after the United States' withdrawal, and that both expressed concern about recent developments in the region.

It is shaping up as a discussion that will expose a major cleavage between the US and its G7 partners. Meanwhile, under Iran's laws, Khamenei has final say on all state matters. Mr. Trump and his administration ought to reconsider pulling out of the Iran deal.

"Contrary to Trump's illusion, [uranium enrichment] in Iran has never been aimed at achieving nuclear weapon s; rather, it has been a scientific and technical attempt to boost national pride and meet the needs of Iranian people", Rouhani underlined.

"There must be no doubt: Iran's nuclear programme must always remain peaceful and civilian".

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Oil prices on Friday dipped away from multi-year highs reached the previous session on hopes that alternative supplies could replace a looming drop in Iranian exports when United States sanctions against Tehran are re-imposed.

But many (primarily conservative) leaders in Washington still felt the Iran nuclear deal didn't go far enough to limit the country's ability to develop nuclear weapons.

What, in the end, may really stick is the repeated example of US leaders invalidating a crucial instrument for preventing the spread of nuclear weapons.

Apart from the potential danger of Iran's retaliation, Trump's decision to quit the agreement may also create another problem for the United States itself: it might jeopardize its chances of reaching an agreement of denuclearization with North Korea in his upcoming meeting with Kim Jong-un.

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said in a statement that the plan has "successfully prevented Iran from developing nuclear weapons".

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