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‘A serious mistake’: Read Barack Obama’s statement on President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal

Former President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump's decision Tuesday to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, was negotiated and implemented during Obama's presidency. The U.S. withdrawal fulfills a Trump campaign promise. The 2015 pact lifted sanctions on Iran that crippled its economy and cut its oil exports roughly in half. In exchange for sanctions relief, Iran accepted limits on its nuclear program and allowed international inspectors into its facilities. Pulling out of the deal could strain diplomatic relationships with U.S. allies such as France and Germany, and it could have ripple effects in the oil market. "I believe that the decision to put the JCPOA at risk without any Iranian violation of the deal is a serious mistake," Obama. Here's Obama's full statement:

Previous President Barack Obama scrutinized President Donald Trump’s choice Tuesday to pull the U.S. out of the Iran atomic arrangement. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, was arranged and actualized amid Obama’s administration. The U.S. withdrawal satisfies a Trump battle guarantee. The 2015 agreement lifted authorizes on Iran …

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