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On Wednesday, the PM voiced his disapproval with President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, known as the Iran nuclear deal.

Trump yesterday announced that he would be pulling the United States out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, calling the agreement "defective at its core".

"If they don't trust the inspections, I don't know why they would be strongly encouraging Iran to comply", said Corey Hinderstein, a fuel cycle expert who previously worked on implementation of the deal at the Department of Energy. "India has always maintained that the Iranian nuclear issue should be resolved peacefully through dialogue and diplomacy by respecting Iran's right to peaceful uses of nuclear energy as also the worldwide community's strong interest in the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear programme", Kumar said. "If they do there will be very severe outcome".

"I would advise Iran not to start their nuclear programme", Mr Trump said when he was asked about the potential consequences.

"Unilaterally walking away from this agreement will leave America isolated instead of Iran, weaken our worldwide credibility during a critical moment with North Korea and recklessly put the catastrophic threat of a nuclear-armed Iran back on the table", said U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., whose district includes south Gwinnett. One can not either "start" or "restart" something one is already doing.

During a visit to Washington, bin Salman told CBS that it wanted the program for peaceful purposes, despite its reluctance to accept constraints on uranium enrichment, a step in the production of nuclear weapons.

Meanwhile, Perdue said "The goal should be that Iran never possess a nuclear weapon, period".

Sending these threats and making this stage of war - I think that's Trump's plan.

"We want to keep in place the controls and transparency rules", Maas said Wednesday during a news conference, adding that "it is totally unclear what the USA envisages as an alternative to the deal that prevents Iran from developing nuclear weapons while being able to verify compliance".

"Now President Trump has ceded the moral high ground and freed Iran from all those constraints".

Iran's government must now decide whether to follow the USA and withdraw or try to salvage what's left with the Europeans. He threatened the regime and the people, saying you're doing this and that.

"You have acknowledged that", Durbin told Mattis. "We have to be able to go into their military bases to see whether or not they are cheating".

In announcing the U.S. pullout on Tuesday, Trump called the accord as an "embarrassment" that was "defective at its core".

Before moving on, it may be worthwhile to unpack that a bit. He provided the impetus behind a joint statement with British prime minister Theresa May and German chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday night, and will discuss the crisis further with Merkel in Germany on Thursday.

So the question remains: Which is it - has Iran continued its nuclear weapons development program, or not?

President Trump accuses Iran of being a state sponsor of terrorism, says it's meddling in the region.

Having decided in 2003 not to build a bomb, Iran terminated its program.

But after Trump's remarks Tuesday, the co-signatories of the agreement - France, Britain, Germany, Russia, China, the European Union and Iran - said they would seek to save it.

Although 20 per cent is still within civilian use limits, the move would mean Iran was building up a stock that could then be enriched to military-grade levels of 80 per cent or more. All the deals are dependent on US licenses because of the heavy use of USA parts in commercial planes.