Trump Iran deal plan risks opening nuclear 'Pandora's box'

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Signed by the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China, the European Union and Iran, the deal relieved sanctions on Tehran in exchange for giving up its nuclear weapons programme.

"We did it out of weakness when actually, we have great strength", said Trump.

US President Donald Trump has always been sending message that Iran and P5 1 countries ( United States, Britain, China, France, Russia and Germany) will cancel nuclear treaty signed in 2015, and United Kingdom repeats every chance that it depends on agreement.

Some top figures in Congress are already deeply skeptical of the Trump effort to kill the deal, with Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) saying the United States should "enforce the hell out of it" instead.

"We have not concealed our deep concern about stabilisation activities of Iran in region, including ballistic missile programme, but I am committed to a historical achievement that makes world a safer place for nuclear treaty".

If Trump does decertify the accord as expected, it would put him at odds with Defense Secretary James Mattis, who last week said Tehran was "fundamentally" in compliance with the agreement and that the USA should stick with the pact. Iran has said it may exit the deal if the U.S. withdraws. With many nations seemingly committed to at least trying to keep the deal going with or without U.S. involvement, they see pulling out as simply losing their seat at the table for enforcement of the pact.

Instead, these officials said Trump is more inclined to push legislators to amend the law that requires the president to certify Iran's compliance every 90 days.

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De-certifying would not withdraw the United States from the deal but it would give the US Congress 60 days to decide whether to reimpose the sanctions on Tehran that were suspended under the agreement. The International Atomic Energy Agency says Iran is complying with the agreement.

Trump, who has been sharply critical of Iran and accused Tehran of working with North Korea on lethal weapons, faces an October 15 deadline on whether to certify to Congress that Iran is compliance with the terms of the nuclear agreement. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said at the same hearing that the deal is still in the USA national security interest.

Two other United States officials, who also requested anonymity, said Trump's bellicose rhetoric on a number of fronts is troubling both many of his own aides and some of America's closest allies, a few of whom have asked United States officials privately if Trump's real objective is attacking Iran's nuclear facilities.

More than 180 House Democrats sent a letter to Trump last week calling on him to certify compliance unless he could produce "credible evidence of a material breach by Iran". Among them were Reps.

The agreement contains specific restrictions on Iran's nuclear program that will expire after predetermined periods of time.

Deutch said the danger of walking away from the agreement is that those expiration dates "would have effectively dropped from a decade to a day" because Iran would be freed of its obligations under the deal.

If Iran were to begin reinstalling its centrifuges and rebuilding its plutonium reactors, they would be able to begin rapidly expanding toward nuclear capability within a few years, said Jake Sullivan, a former top foreign policy adviser for Hillary Clinton who worked on negotiating the original deal in 2015. "We don't want to see the United States violate it".

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