‘Donald Trump on Monday insisted Iran will ‘never’ get a nuclear weapon, a vow that came a day after Tehran said it would no longer abide by the 2015 pact designed to limit its ability to build a weapon
‘IRAN WILL NEVER HAVE A NUCLEAR WEAPON!,’ the president tweeted in all capital letters.
On Sunday, Iran announced it would no longer follow the 2015 Obama-era agreement that muzzled its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. Trump had formally withdrawn the U.S. from the treaty last year.
An Iranian government spokesman said that Tehran would now base its uranium enrichment levels on its own technical needs rather than the agreement’s limits.
Iran stopped short of completely killing the deal – known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left open the possibility the nation would rejoin its provisions should President Trump lift the sanctions he imposed after withdrawing the U.S. from the deal.
The agreement which was drawn up by the Obama administration, Russia, France, Britain and the European Union, was designed to delay Iran’s ability to obtain enough fuel to fashion a nuclear warhead.’