Iran Divisions Widen after Trump's Nuclear Deal Decision

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Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the worldwide nuclear deal with Iran in the way he has is a major mistake.

Speaking with NPR, Peek said the U.S. would be "pushing and asking and cajoling" these countries to disinvest from Iran and would "wind down" sanctions waivers.

"But for Canada's objective, we make our decisions around foreign policy here in Ottawa, not in Washington, not elsewhere".

The EU has policy tools available that it's used in the past to protect companies from US sanctions - but they're often outweighed, in the eyes of executives, by the risk of losing access to the world's biggest economy.

But European support could be tested if Trump follows through with retaliatory sanctions on economic interests in Iran, according to a Berlin based foreign policy expert.

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The foreign secretary said Britain was aware "Iran is up to all sorts of bad behaviour in the region" but that they were not in violation of the JCPOA.

"I would advise Iran not to start their nuclear program; I would advise them very strongly", the U.S. president told reporters at the White House.

Barkan said Trump's tough stance comes straight out of his book, "The Art of the Deal" and should surprise no one. But now, after President Trump pulled out, they're facing even more hardship under renewed sanctions.

While uncertainty remained over consequences for trade with Iran, Mr Parker said the government was aware of the complexities approaching and the budget specifically allocated more money to the ministry. The deal severely curtailed nuclear activity in Iran and mandated International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) monitoring, in exchange for lifting certain sanctions.

"The Iran deal is defective at its core". But Iran made genuine, lasting concessions that pushed back the timetable in which it could conceivably become a nuclear power by at least a decade, if not longer.

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French President Emmanuel Macron has said that the United States decision to leave the Iran nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was a "mistake".

"We have yet to see the detail of how he intends to do it, but we will certainly be as supportive as we can".

Trump also left open the possibility of a new deal, and told reporters Wednesday: "We'll make either a really good deal for the world or we're not going to make a deal at all".

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the decision underscores the need for Europe to take increasing responsibility for peace and security, similar to the message she delivered after Trump's debut at last year's G7 summit.

The agreement, struck in 2015 by the United States, other world powers and Iran, lifted most US and global sanctions against the country. Iran's government must decide whether to follow the United States and withdraw or try to salvage what's left with the Europeans.

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But now, the USA pulling out of the deal, just as President Trump promised he would. The rest of the worldwide community will work around the United States, and the United States will have declining influence.

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