United States withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

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In May 2018, the United States exited the Iran Deal[1][2][3] and described the move as the "withdrawal", a technically wrong term since the agreement is not a treaty and US can abide by or violate the terms of the deal.[4]

President Trump accused Iran of sponsoring Hezbollah, the Taliban, Al Qaeda, Hamas, and other state-sponsored terrorist organizations, as well as bombing American embassies and military installations, killing and torturing hundreds of Americans.[5]


The event occurred after Israeli government published some documents that indicated that Iran experimented with nuclear weapons technology, in 2003. Since the deal has been implemented, Iran has abided by its terms.[3]


At 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, the White House announced a speech would be made about the future of the Iran Deal. President Donald Trump accused Iran of violating the deal, supporting terrorism, and destabilizing the region.[5]


US reactions
In favor
  • US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said that Trump "absolutely made the right decision.”[6]
  • Former Secretary of State John Kerry said that the US should have preserved the deal.[7]
Countries who supported decision
Countries who opposed decision

Oil prices became unstable.[15]


The Israeli military put their forces on alert. Israeli citizens living in the Golan Heights were told to prepare bomb shelters.[16]

See also


  1. "Trump Withdraws U.S. From 'One-Sided' Iran Nuclear Deal". The New York Times. 2018-05-08. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-05-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Trump pulls US out of Iran deal". BBC News. 2018-05-08. Retrieved 2018-05-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 Staff (May 8, 2018). "President Trump Withdraws from Iran Deal". The Jerusalem Post.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Holpuch, Amanda (8 May 2018). "Iran deal: Donald Trump withdraws US from nuclear agreement – live". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 May 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 5.0 5.1 Times, The New York (2018-05-08). "Trump Announces U.S. Withdrawal From Iran Nuclear Deal: Partial Transcript". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-05-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44045957
  7. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44045957
  8. "Khalid bin Salman خالد بن سلمان on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-05-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. https://m.jpost.com/Middle-East/LIVE-World-reacts-to-Trumps-Iran-deal-decision-554823/amp
  10. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44045957
  11. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44045957
  12. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44045957
  13. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44045957
  14. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44045957
  15. Egan, Matt. "Oil prices swing wildly after Trump announces exit from Iran deal". CNNMoney. Retrieved 2018-05-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  16. "Israel on "high alert" after Trump Iran deal announcement". www.vox.com. Retrieved 2018-05-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>