International Community reacts to Trump's Iran decision
May 11 2018 by Lorena Waters
The other parties - Britain, France, Germany, China and Russian Federation - have opposed the move and indicated they wish to work with Tehran to preserve the accord. The administration has been in place for over a year and for over a year we've attempted to work with allies to address the shortcomings on it.
French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel all urged President Trump to stay the deal. The United States, under then President Barack Obama, had pushed for the deal strongly three years ago.
Trump continued to assail the nuclear pact Tehran reached with the USA under his predecessor, Barack Obama, calling it a "terrible, awful deal that should never have been done".
The statement called on the United States to ensure that the structure of the deal stay intact and "avoid taking action which obstructs its full implementation by all other parties to the deal". "Together with the rest of the worldwide community, we will preserve this nuclear deal", Reuters quoted her as saying.
"We will respect the capacity of individual countries to make their decisions about foreign policy", Trudeau said Wednesday.
President Trump ignored the advice.
Trump said the agreement "didn't bring calm, it didn't bring peace, and it never will".
'I have ordered Iran's atomic organisation that whenever it is needed, we will start enriching uranium more than before'.
Some hardline lawmakers demonstrated their feelings on the floor of the parliament chamber by burning a paper American flag and a copy of the nuclear accord.
He said the nuclear question was just a pretext to curb Iran's defensive capabilities and the "power and influence of the Islamic revolution in the region".
The statement said Macron and Rouhani had agreed to "pursue their joint work with all concerned states with the aim of implementing the nuclear deal and preserving regional stability".
Washington's actions were "flagrantly trampling on the norms of global law", Russia's foreign ministry said.
The exhortation from Khamenei, who has the final say on all state matters, follows a pattern of Iranian leaders declaring their nation's ability to resist foreign pressure or interference.
Many countries in the Arab world had rejected the Iran deal as a flawed agreement that failed to acknowledge the full threat Tehran represents and announced their support for Trump's decision.
In Washington, Saudi ambassador Prince Khalid bin Salman reiterated the support, and said the nuclear deal "has fueled Iran's malicious expansion driven by its extremist ideology".
After the flag burning, parliament speaker Ali Larijani said responsibility for saving the deal fell on the European Union and other world powers still in the accord.
"America will not be held hostage to nuclear blackmail", Trump said in a speech announcing his decision.
Several U.S. officials have acknowledged there is no "Plan B" if Washington can not win the support of allies - and Iran - to negotiate a new, expanded agreement that would end Iran's nuclear programme, restrain its ballistic missiles programme, and curb its support for groups in Syria, Lebanon, Yemen and Iraq.