Reality Check: Why Did Trump Abandon the Iran Nuclear Deal?
Reality Check: Why Did Trump Abandon the Iran Nuclear Deal? by Ben Swann – Truth in Media
President Trump announced Tuesday that the U.S. will pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. It is a campaign promise that he made repeatedly during the election.
Trump has said the Iran deal is the worst of all time, and instead of staying in it he’s going to impose new sanctions against Iran.
So why did Trump abandon the Iran deal? Was it truly a bad deal, or was there influence coming from Israel? And what could that influence mean for our future?
This is a Reality Check you won’t get anywhere else.
“The Iran deal is defective at its core. If we do nothing, we know exactly what will happen. In just a short period of time, the world’s leading state sponsor of terror, will be on the cusp of acquiring the world’s most dangerous weapons.”
hat was President Trump on Tuesday announcing that just three years into the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, known as the Iran nuclear deal, the U.S. will abandon the agreement that got Iran, some say, to rein in its nuclear program.
But others say it was a terrible deal that sped up their nuclear ambitions.
So why did President Trump abandon the Iran deal? To understand that, we actually need to look back at our relationship with Iran. Here’s a quick history lesson to bring you up to speed.
In 1953, the CIA led Operation Ajax, a coup in Iran to overthrow the democratically elected Prime Minister Mosaddegh and to strengthen the monarchy led by the Shah.
After that, our government actually provided Iran a nuclear reactor fueled by highly-enriched uranium, under the Atoms for Peace program.
But then the shah was overthrown in 1979, and the U.S. stopped supplying Iran with highly enriched uranium.