Iranian Parliamentarians Shout 'Death to America,' Burn US Flag

  • Iranian Parliamentarians Shout 'Death to America,' Burn US Flag

Iranian Parliamentarians Shout 'Death to America,' Burn US Flag

Iran's supreme leader chastised President Donald Trump on Wednesday over his decision to pull America out of the 2015 nuclear deal, while lawmakers lit a paper USA flag on fire inside parliament, shouting, "Death to America!"

In October, the Pentagon chief said it was in the USA national interest to remain in the Iran deal, and in January, he said it was "imperfect" but added that "when America gives her word, we have to live up to it and work with our allies".

A main factor in Trump's decision to withdraw from the JCPOA, Mattis said, was that "we found it inadequate for the long-term effort" aimed at curbing Iran's destabilizing influence in the region and limiting its ability to develop nuclear weapons. "And hopefully, that won't be the case".

On Wednesday, Trudeau said the Iran nuclear deal wasn't flawless, but it helped prevent that country from developing a nuclear weapon.

Trump has called on Britain, France, and Germany to develop a new agreement restricting Iran's ballistic-missile program, providing increased to military sites for United Nations nuclear inspectors, and removing expiration dates on uranium and plutonium enrichment restrictions.

He tweeted on Tuesday that "Donald Trump simultaneously lied about the Iranian nuclear deal, undermined global confidence in US commitments, alienated our closest allies, strengthened Iranian hawks, & gave North Korea more reason to keep its nukes". People worry it will be even more hard to find medicine when they are sick.

"I think the accord is already dead, despite the determination of the other five signatories", says Alexandre Ebtedaei, a Franco-Iranian lawyer at the FTPA law firm, responsible for advising European and Iranian companies.

Struck in July 2015, the JCPOA was signed by leaders of Iran, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, Germany and former US president Barack Obama. "I would advise them very strongly".

If they do, there will be very severe consequences, Trump said during a Cabinet meeting at the White House.

Trump's decision could have explosive consequences, straining long-standing United States alliances, disrupting oil markets and boosting tensions in the Middle East, even if the USA reversal doesn't lead Iran to restart its atomic program.

Trudeau said the agreement had flaws, but it did keep Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.

Iranians chant slogans and wave red flags defaced with the "Down with USA" slogan during an anti-US protest outside the former United States embassy headquarters in Tehran, May 9, 2018.

The extraordinary thing is that there is no Plan B. If Donald Trump's re-imposition of American sanctions on Iran does not cause President Hassan Rouhani's government to buckle at once (which is nearly unimaginable), there is nothing else he can do short of going to war with the country.

Trump's scuttling of the deal nearly certainly guarantees a fractious affair between the USA and its G7 partners at the summit.

Iranian lawmakers set a paper USA flag on fire at parliament on Wednesday morning, shouting, "Death to America!".

Russian Federation and the European powers also vowed to stick with the deal, with leading US allies in Europe calling on Washington not to do anything to undermine their commitment to keeping the deal in place.

China yesterday voiced regret over Mr Trump's decision and vowed to "safeguard" the agreement, while Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was deeply concerned over the U.S. decision.

The US government has said that exemptions for those dealing with Iran are possible, although it has not yet given any details about which companies could benefit.

War with Iran is not imminent, former national security adviser Yaakov Nagel said on Wednesday.