President Donald Trump has to decide by May 15 whether he wants to pull out of the Iran agreement or make enough adjustments to the deal’s “terrible flaws,” as Trump called them, to keep it alive.
The Iran deal was a signed agreement between Iran and the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (the U.S., U.K., Russia, France, China and Germany) that would allow for the lifting of sanctions against Iran if the country agreed to redesign and reduce its nuclear program.
After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli intelligence stole 100,000 documents from Iran, it was confirmed that Iran has been lying about the extent of its nuclear program since Obama signed the Iran deal in 2015.
As CNBC reports, “Iranian President Hassan Rouhani most recently said his country had plans to ‘resist any decision by Trump’ and that the U.S. would be ‘making a mistake’ by withdrawing from the accord.”
Some believe the U.S. should stay in the agreement and make adjustments to avoid an arms race in the Middle East; others agree that it should never have been signed in the first place and needs to be rejected by May 15.
As Netanyahu stated in a speech, according to The Associated Press, the Iran deal “has to be either fully fixed or fully nixed,” and if the U.S. does nothing, Iran will have a “nuclear arsenal in a very short time.”
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