Iran would consider withdrawing from the nuclear deal if the U.S. tries to re-impose sanctions eased as a result of the July 2015 accord, the country’s foreign minister said. Mohammad Javad Zarif said on state television that Friday’s statements by President Donald Trump betrayed an “absence of any strategy” on Iran. He reiterated that Iran’s defense and missiles programs would never be subject to negotiation.
U.S. President Trump plans to announce next week that he will "decertify" the international nuclear deal with Iran, saying it is not in the national interest of the United States and kicking the issue to a reluctant Congress, people briefed on an emerging White House strategy for Iran said Thursday.
It’s no secret that the Trump administration is busily building a case to have the United States repudiate the P5+1 nuclear agreement with Iran. Even when the president grudgingly conceded that Tehran was complying with the explicit terms of the accord, he groused that Iranian leaders were violating “the spirit” of the document.