During a telephone call on Thursday, President of Russia Vladimir Putin, and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan agreed that the move to step out of Iran deal was wrong on the US part. The news was shared by a Turkish source close to the president.
The second subject of their conversation was the escalation of tensions in Syria, which started immediately after America’s withdrawal from Iran nuclear agreement.
On Tuesday, Donald Trump said that the deal might have lowered Iran’s chances to create nuclear weapons, but it didn’t remove its threat to the United States and its allies in the Middle East. The deal was signed in 2015, and since then, Iran’s nuclear facilities were monitored by European and American nuclear inspectors.
On May 9th this year, Trump pulled the US from the deal while at the same time imposing sanctions on this Middle East country. America is alone in this move as European allies want to honor the agreement, believing that the manner in which the US pulled out could cause a crisis in this region, and even lead to another war.
The agreement was imagined as a mean to prevent Iran from collecting enriched uranium which would, in the long run, stop them from creating an atomic bomb. In return, The US would reduce the sanctions on Iran and help them economically. Trump talked down the deal signed by Barack Obama calling it ‘disastrous’ and ’embarrassment.’ In addition to stepping out of the agreement, POTUS plans on imposing harsh sanctions on Iran once again. Every country that tries to aid Iran in making atomic weapons will receive the same treatment.
His explanation for leaving the deal is the following: “At the point when the US had maximum leverage, this disastrous deal gave this regime — and it’s a regime of great terror — many billions of dollars, some of it in actual cash, a great embarrassment to me as a citizen. If I allowed this deal to stand, there would soon be a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. Everyone would want their weapons ready by the time Iran had theirs.”
Despite the US leaving the pact, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said that his country plans on honoring the deal if all of the other nations that signed it continue to show commitment to it. In addition to America, Germany, and France other world powers that signed the agreement include China and Russia both of which intend to respect the terms.