President Donald Trump Tuesday, May 8, 2018 announced the withdrawal of United States from Iran Nuclear deal. The deal signed by parties (world powers) in 2015 was aimed at checking the Iranian nuclear program which is seen around the world as a major security threat to world peace. Trump further announced that the United States will reopen all economic sanctions against the Iranian regime which he said has continued to support and fund terror and terrorists around the world, especially in the Middle East. The Isreali Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has already acknowledged and thanked President Trump for this bold step. It would be recalled that Netanyahu on May 1, 2018 made a detailed presentation of Isreal’s intelligence report on Iranian secret nuclear development and activities.
Meanwhile, there are fears that Iran may be planning an attack on Israel following Israel’s intelligence accusing Iran of pursuing an aggressive Nuclear program and Netanyahu’s calls on United States to withdraw from the agreement.
France, Germany and United Kingdom have over the past months lobbied President Trump not to withdraw from the deal as it could lead to break down of law and order and worsen the very fragile security situation in the middle east and around the world. The U.S. withdrawal from this agreement may worsen the already threatened relationship between the United States and her allies in Europe, but for Trump, it’s a campaign promise kept to the American people.
Martins Ogbu – U. S. Bureau