Washington, D.C. – President Donald Trump announced Tuesday afternoon that the United States will immediately withdraw from the “decaying and rotten” Iran nuclear deal.
The President strongly condemned Iran, accused them of crimes against America and called the regime “the leading state sponsor of terror.”
“Over the years, Iran and its proxies have bombed American embassies and military installations, murdered hundreds of American service members and kidnapped & tortured American citizens.”
In a move that has divided some European allies, Trump announced that he would reimpose economic sanctions which were lifted after the 2015 deal was reached. President Rouhani of Iran responded by saying that the US “has announced that it does not respect its commitments” and that he has ordered preparations for an increase in uranium enrichment.
President Trump explained his decision:
“In theory, the so-called Iran deal was supposed to protect the United States and our allies from the lunacy of an Iranian Nuclear bomb, a weapon that will only endanger the survival of the Iranian regime.
In fact, the deal allowed Iran to continue enriching uranium and over time, reach the brink of a nuclear breakout. The deal lifted crippling economic sanctions in exchange for very weak limits on the regime’s nuclear activity. The fact is this was a horrible, one sided deal that should have never, ever been made. It didn’t bring calm, it didn’t bring peace and it never will.”
The Commander-in-Chief alleged that the “dictatorship” took the “new funds” from lifted sanctions and put them toward building missiles and supporting terrorism. Trump called the deal “defective at its core” and justified his decision by saying, “If I allowed this deal to stand, there would soon be a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.”
“I am announcing today that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. In a few moments, I will sign a Presidential memorandum to begin reinstating US nuclear sanctions on the Iranian regime. We will be instituting the highest level of economic sanctions, any nation that helps Iran in its quest for nuclear weapons could also be strongly sanctioned by the United States.
America will not be held hostage to nuclear blackmail. We will not allow American cities to be threatened with destruction. And we will not allow a regime that chants ‘death to America’ to gain access to the most deadly weapons on Earth.”
The American President warned the Iranian regime:
“The United States no longer makes empty threats. If the regime continues its nuclear aspirations, it will have bigger problems than it has ever had before.”
Trump expressed America’s solidarity with the Iranian people:
“The people of America stand with you… The future of Iran belongs to its people… They deserve a nation that does justice to their dreams, honor to their history and glory to God.”
President Trump closed by predicting that Iran will refuse to negotiate but that when they are prepared, he is “ready, willing and able” to negotiate a new deal.