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Trump to Exit Iran Nuclear Deal and Reinstate U.S. Sanctions

  • U.S will impose ‘highest level’ of penalties, president says
  • France, Germany, U.K. ‘regret the U.S. decision’ to withdraw
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Iran Nuclear Decision Raises Risks of War Says Rep. Adam Smith
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President Donald Trump said the U.S. will withdraw from the landmark 2015 accord to curb Iran’s nuclear program and reinstate financial sanctions on the Islamic Republic, opening an uncertain new chapter for the Middle East.

His decision, widely anticipated by allies and analysts, was intended to force Iran to renegotiate an agreement the country’s leaders have said they will not revisit. Trump’s political opponents warned he could lead the U.S. into another Mideast war.