Donald Trump called for other world powers to abandon the nuclear accord, which is barely surviving after he withdrew the U.S. in 2018 and Iran has unraveled its cooperation since 2019. Instead, Trump urged those countries that remain in the deal to pursue negotiations over a new Iran nuclear deal. He attacked the existing one with misinformation.
According to the President, Iran must abandon its nuclear ambitions and end its support for terrorism. The United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia and China must break away from Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the nuclear deal’s formal name. Under its terms, the U.S., other countries and the United Nations agreed to lift sanctions on Iran in exchange for Iran accepting restrictions on its nuclear program, including caps on enriched uranium and centrifuges and inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency, a nuclear watchdog.