Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Calls Iranian Nuke Deal 'Horrible'

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Within the week, Trump must decide if the US will continue to waive sanctions on Iran or move to withdraw from the nuclear deal.

Iranian President Hassan Rohani in a May 6 speech said the United States would regret leaving the agreement and that his country has prepared plans to respond to any decision by Trump regarding the landmark accord. He has several options, so the fallout either way is not yet clear.

Candidate Trump told voters he'd pull out of the agreement.

In a statement on January 12, President Trump rightly identified Iran's unsafe actions as a central cause of instability across the Middle East. Britain shares his concerns about Iran's support for terrorist groups, its behavior in cyberspace and its long-range missile program.

Britain remains committed the nuclear deal Iran signed with world powers in 2015. Tehran can install more centrifuges after 10 years, for example, and can resume research and development after eight years.

These include its failure to address Iran's ballistic missile programme, the terms by which inspectors visit suspect Iranian sites, and "sunset" clauses under which some terms expire. Another important thing for Europe is that the global financial system is so interconnected and so tied to NY that it would be nearly impossible for anyone anywhere in the world to continue their business with Iran without risk of violating USA sanctions. The deadline for Trump's decision is May 12.

If he doesn't renew the waiver, Congress probably would restore USA sanctions on Iran's Central Bank.

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says the United States will face "historic regret" if it pulls out.

Some of that could happen within days.

Netanyahu appears to be betting that the pressure of renewed American sanctions could be enough to persuade companies to stop doing business with Iran.

After Netanyahu spoke, Trump repeated his criticism of the deal, suggesting he backed the Israeli leader's remarks. Johnson wrote an op-ed published Sunday in The New York Times, serving as a reminder as to how the Iran nuclear agreement "helped avoid a possible catastrophe". And even if a so-called "add-on deal" with the Europeans is achieved, there is no guarantee it will satisfy Trump. But judging from his harsh criticism, that seems unlikely.

Macron urged Trump not to withdraw when he met the president in Washington late last month.

Now, though, he is considering whether to restore US sanctions against the country.

Mr Trump will decide on May 12 whether to reimpose sanctions and effectively torpedo the global alliance behind the deal. Iran would be freed from the deal's nuclear limits and could begin building up its capability to produce nuclear bomb material. Tehran already complains that Washington is not meeting its commitments under the accord by blocking the country's full participation in worldwide finance and commerce.

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