President Trump announces U.S. exit from Iran nuclear deal

National

(CBS News)- President Trump on Tuesday announced his much-anticipated decision to “withdraw” from the Iran nuclear deal, in keeping with a longtime campaign promise.

The president claimed there is Israeli intelligence proving Iran is not in compliance with the agreement, and said he fears the 2015 deal will allow the Iranian regime to amass nuclear weapons.

“In just a short period of time, the world’s leading state sponsor of terror will be on the cusp of acquiring the world’s most dangerous weapons,” Mr. Trump said from the White House Diplomatic Room.

“Therefore, I am announcing today that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.”

What that means practically speaking, is the U.S. will not renew the sanctions waiver and will no longer participate in the Iran nuclear deal, CBS News’ Ed O’Keefe and Rebecca Kaplan have reported.

According to the U.S. Treasury, its Office of Foreign Assets control is taking action immediately to implement Mr. Trump’s decision.

Sanctions will have 90-day and 180-day wind-down periods, at the end of which relevant, previous sanctions the U.S. had waived will be reinstated.

Most Americans don’t know what U.S. should do on Iran deal — CBS News poll U.S. intelligence has verified that the deal has been an effective arms control deal that has kept Iran’s nuclear program frozen for three years, CBS News “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan has noted.

Mr. Trump is delivering on another campaign promise, says Brennan, but one which is arguably far more consequential than any other deal he’s torn up. Mr. Trump did not answer shouted questions from a reporter in the room about how leaving the deal will make the U.S. safer.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Overcast

Abbeville

64°F Overcast Feels like 64°
Wind
8 mph SE
Humidity
92%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Cloudy skies during the evening with areas of fog developing after midnight. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 64F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
66°F Cloudy skies during the evening with areas of fog developing after midnight. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 64F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
8 mph S
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent
Overcast

Crowley

66°F Overcast Feels like 66°
Wind
8 mph SE
Humidity
96%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Areas of patchy fog early. Overcast with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly this evening. Low near 65F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
66°F Areas of patchy fog early. Overcast with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly this evening. Low near 65F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Wind
8 mph S
Precip
40%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent
Overcast

Opelousas

64°F Overcast Feels like 64°
Wind
12 mph SE
Humidity
94%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low near 65F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
66°F Cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low near 65F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Wind
8 mph S
Precip
40%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent
Overcast

Breaux Bridge

66°F Overcast Feels like 66°
Wind
0 mph
Humidity
93%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Areas of patchy fog early. Scattered thunderstorms early, then cloudy skies after midnight. Low around 65F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
66°F Areas of patchy fog early. Scattered thunderstorms early, then cloudy skies after midnight. Low around 65F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Wind
9 mph S
Precip
40%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent
Overcast

New Iberia

67°F Overcast Feels like 67°
Wind
13 mph SSE
Humidity
100%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low 52F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
65°F Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low 52F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
Wind
5 mph S
Precip
40%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent

Trending Stories

Sidebar