The U.S. President Donald Trump has cast doubt on the future of JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action). In his U.N. General Assembly speech last month, he has labeled the nuclear deal with Iran as an embarrassment. This has given an indication that the US might not re-certify the deal.
Against Trump’s wishes, Europe’s major powers are in its favor, citing that the deal must hold for the sake of global security.
In a telephone conversation with the President, Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May reaffirmed her country’s commitment to a 2015 Iran nuclear deal. She said that it was vital for the security of the region and stressed upon the need for carefully monitoring and properly enforcing the deal.
A White House statement, on the other hand, said this regarding the phone call. Trump “underscored the need to work together to hold the Iranian regime accountable for its malign and destabilizing activities, especially its sponsorship of terrorism and its development of threatening missiles.”
According to the government officials at the White House, the US government feels that international accord with Iran no longer serves the national security interests of America. Thus, the President might declare a symbolic reversal from Obama’s signature initiatives.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary said that the new comprehensive strategy would be announced sometime soon. It would look at “all the bad behavior of Tehran, not just its nuclear program.”
There are eight signatories to the deal. Along with Britain and the United States, the others are China, Russia, France, Germany, EU, and Iran. Those who have already expressed their continued support for the deal include Britain, Russia, EU, and China.