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Decision to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal is reckless and short-sighted

May 16, 2018 8:00 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Donald Trump and Theresa May holding hands at the White House.

Trump's decision to scrap US participation in the Iran nuclear deal is reckless and short-sighted.

The deal is far from perfect, but it is better to work with our partners to make changes than to pull out altogether and risk heightened tensions in the Middle East.

Trump's careless actions serve as another reminder of the enormous value of our EU partners.

Iran has signalled that it is willing to consider upholding its end of the nuclear deal if other partners remain party to the agreement.

Boris Johnson's attempts to reason with Trump fell on deaf ears, but together with our EU partners, it is possible that the Iran nuclear deal can be upheld and an escalation in tensions can be avoided.