Today, May 8, 2018, President Trump announced that the U.S. is withdrawing from the JCPOA – the “deal” with Iran, which was NOT a treaty, but an AGREEMENT, which former President Obama pushed through, in order to strengthen Iran, the leading state sponsor of terrorism in the world.
The “deal” was supposed to protect the world against the building by Iran of its nuclear bomb, BUT, it allowed the continuing enrichment of uranium, the lifting of sanctions, and the building of ballistic missiles which could deliver nuclear warheads. President Trump cited Israel as showing the history of Iran’s building of the nuclear bomb. The billions of dollars that Obama gave to Iran did not go to the Iranian people, but into Iran’s military budget which has grown by 40% since the “deal.”
President Trump spoke about the efforts to work with France, Germany, England, and the Middle Eastern states to have them cooperate in this withdrawal from the “deal,” which he describes as a decaying, defective, rotten structure.
He concluded his talk by reaching out to the eight million Iranian people, who he described as suffering for the past forty years since the dictatorship took power. He said the Iranian people are entitled to a nation that does honor to its history. He is hoping that a new understanding with Iran will accomplish that, as well as bringing peace and stability to the Middle East.
At the end of his talk, he sat down to sign a memorandum on economic sanctions that would be placed on Iran and on countries that would do business with Iran. He concluded, “America will not be held hostage to nuclear blackmail.”