By Nick Baum
WEDNESDAY – 5/8/19
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced in a televised speech today that the Islamic Republic of Iran will partially withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal, which was originally signed with six other nations in 2015. The deal stated that Iran had to limit its production of Uranium and the water collected in that process, in addition to halting their nuclear activity. In return, the US, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and China would not implement any sanctions and donate many to the middle east nation.
The deal has drawn criticism from conservative politicians around the world, who claim that Iran’s nuclear activity is continuing and that they are sending money to ISIS and Hamas, both of which are recognized terrorist organizations. President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the deal almost a year ago, and now Iran will be withdrawing from the segment that limits their Uranium and heavy water stockpile, as the US’s limits and sanctions on their products have forced them to in order to keep them in decent supply.
In his speech, Iranian President Rouhani said that the deal was “in the interests of the region and the world, but not the enemies of Iran, therefore they spared no effort since 2015 to undermine (the deal).” As of now, there are no details on any other countries withdrawing or partially withdrawing from the deal, but experts theorize that there could be more activity within it in the near future.
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