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The United States Pulls out of the Iran Deal
May 8, 2018 at 08:36 PM
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The Quick Facts

  • On Tuesday, President Trump gave a speech in which he announced that the United States is pulling out of the Iranian nuclear agreement.
  • He stated that the United States will reinstate harsh sanctions against the Iranian regime and may consider even harsher penalties.
  • Other countries, including Iran, France, Germany, and Britain have stated their intention to remain in the deal.
  • For months, President Trump has stated his belief that the existing deal was "flawed." He took particular issue with 'sunset clauses' in the deal. These clauses placed limits on Iran's nuclear fuel production but expire in 2030.

Food For Thought

What are the United States-based arguments for and against the Iranian nuclear deal? How are countries like Iran and Israel reacting to President Trump's decision?

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