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World Macron: Trump Could Start a War With Iran Nuclear Deal

06:30  07 may  2018
06:30  07 may  2018 Source:   newsweek.com

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's oft-told tale of US payout to Iran

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President Donald Trump could start a war if he chooses to fully withdraw from the Iran deal later this month, French President Emmanuel Macron , who recently visited the White House The deal loosens longtime economic sanctions on Tehran in exchange for Iran agreeing to limit its nuclear program.

President Donald Trump could start a war if he chooses to fully withdraw from the Iran deal later this month, French President Emmanuel Macron , who recently visited the White House to discuss the matter, warned over the weekend.

French President Emmanuel Macron clasps hands with President Donald Trump at the conclusion of their joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, April 24, 2018.: RTX5XB8Y © REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst RTX5XB8Y President Donald Trump could start a war if he chooses to fully withdraw from the Iran deal later this month, French President Emmanuel Macron, who recently visited the White House to discuss the matter, warned over the weekend.

Marcon said in an interview with German newspaper Der Spiegel that exiting the Iran deal "would mean opening Pandora’s box." "It could mean war,” he said Saturday, adding, “I don’t believe that Donald Trump wants war.”

During Macron's three-day visit to Washington in April, he urged Trump to uphold the 2015 deal between Iran, the U.S. and other world leaders that had been brokered by Trump’s predecessor, President Barack Obama. After their private talks, Macron said he wasn't confident Trump was going to take his advice. "My view is... that he will get rid of this deal on his own, for domestic reasons," Macron said at the time.

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President Donald Trump could start a war if he chooses to fully withdraw from the Iran deal later this month, French President Emmanuel Macron , who recently visited the White House to discuss the matter, warned over the weekend.

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Trump has until May 12 to go along with the deal or call it off, and he has repeatedly signaled that the arrangement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, does not benefit the U.S. and should be amended. The deal loosens longtime economic sanctions on Tehran in exchange for Iran agreeing to limit its nuclear program.

Trump has called the deal "insane" and said it "never, ever should have been made."

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned the U.S. that leaving the deal could prove disastrous. He said as recently as Sunday that Washington would regret severing ties with Tehran.

“If the United States leaves the nuclear agreement, you will soon see that they will regret it like never before in history,” Rouhani said in a televised speech from northwestern Iran.

Trump speaks with Britain's May on Iran, North Korea

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" Iran could start on its way back to getting a nuclear weapon. It raises the risk of conflict in the Middle East," Wendy Sherman, who served as former undersecretary of state and helped negotiate the deal , said during a "It could mean war ." "I don’t believe that Donald Trump wants war ," Macron said.

2.34pm EDT 14:34 Macron : ' nuclear non-proliferation regime is at stake'. 2.27pm EDT 14:27 Secretary of State headed to North Korea. 2.21pm EDT 14:21 Trump Former US president Barack Obama, whose administration negotiated the Iran deal , warned Trump ’s decision could have dire implications.

Leaders in France, as well as the United Kingdom and Germany, which are also part of the agreement, have called on Trump to work with Iran. 

Sir Kim Darroch, the British ambassador to the United States, said Sunday that Trump had not made a decision yet to leave the pact and could stay in it if negotiations between Washington and Tehran on possible changes to the agreement work out. 

"We have ideas we think that we can find some language, produce some action that meets the president's concerns," Darroch told CBS' Face the Nation on Sunday. "The president is rightly concerned about Iran's regional activities, which are malign and damaging to security and stability. And he doesn't like the fact that ballistic missiles aren't covered. He's not happy about the sunset clauses, he thinks the inspections regime should be tougher."

Trump has been opaque about what he will do next. "I'm not telling you what I'm doing, but a lot of people think they know," Trump said recently. "And on or before the 12th, we'll make a decision."

Trump touts withdrawal from Iran nuke deal; Europe tries to preserve it .
Iran talks about re-starting uranium enrichment programs in light of Trump's withdrawal decision."We have terminated a terrible, terrible deal that should have never, ever been made," Trump said before a Cabinet meeting at the White House. "And we will be putting on among the strongest sanctions that we’ve ever put on a country.

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