US President Donald Trump had unilaterally pulled out the United States from the Obama-era deal. (Photo Credit: File photo)
US President Donald Trump on Monday said Iran will never have a nuclear weapon. This comes after Iran vowed to pull out of the nuclear deal or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), signed between Iran and five UNSC members plus Germany. Iran’s announcement of pulling out of the nuclear deal came amid escalating tensions in the Gulf region after the killing of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani.
IRAN WILL NEVER HAVE A NUCLEAR WEAPON!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2020
Earlier, US President Donald Trump had unilaterally pulled out the United States in 2018 from the Obama-era deal.
Iran on Sunday had announced that it will no longer abide by the 2015 Nuclear deal, reports Iranian state television. According to the 2015 Nuclear Deal, which is officially called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran had agreed to eliminate its stockpile of medium-enriched uranium.
It also was required to cut its stockpile of low-enriched uranium by 98%, and reduce by about two-thirds the number of its gas centrifuges for next 13 years.
Moreover, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday urged Iran to drop measures that go against the 2015 nuclear deal, after Tehran announced it would no longer abide by a limit on enrichment. "We call on Iran to withdraw all measures that are not in line with the nuclear agreement," German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and British PM Boris Johnson said in a joint statement.