Reports have it that US President Donald Trump has told President Emmanuel Macron of France that he plans to announce the withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear deal.
He reportedly plans to reinstate all sanctions the US had waived as part of the nuclear accord — and impose additional economic penalties as well.
Trump is expected to make the formal announcement by 2pm today (7pm Nigerian time).
A source familiar with negotiations to keep the 2015 accord signed under Barack Obama, said the talks collapsed over Mr. Trump’s insistence that sharp limits be kept on Iran’s nuclear fuel production after 2030. The deal currently lifts those limits.