Trump Reveals to Macron Major News About Deal with Iran

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May 08, 2018May 08, 2018

Watch President Trump's remarks about the Iran nuclear deal live here. 

President Trump informed President Emmanuel Macron, the leader of France, that he plans to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, according to the New York Times.

This decision will unravel a signature foreign policy achievement of former President Barack Obama.

Supporters of Trump's decision believe it will provide the Western world, specifically the United States, with greater leverage to negotiate a better deal in order to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Critics claim that it will further isolate the United State among its allies, leaving it at greater odds with friends and foes alike, and making it more difficult to make a deal with Iran. 

The United States, according to reports, will re-implement sanctions that it had waived as part of the nuclear deal. The New York Times reports that Trump will also be imposing additional economic penalties, in hopes of providing the administration with more leverage to negotiate a better deal. 

Trump plans to formally announce his decision at 2 pm on Tuesday from the White House, according to sources. 

This decision has been long anticipated and widely publicized, with critics claiming that Trump is further isolating the United States and heightening the possibility of war, and with supporters gleefully waiting for the decision to be formally announced. 

Many are concerned that Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal will increase tension with Russian and China, which are also parties in this agreement. Many of the president's own aides have tried to persuade him not to take this step. 

But Trump, who wishes to follow through on his "America First" campaign promises, has made it clear that he is increasingly unhappy with the deal. And now, with more "hawkish" campaign advisers such as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton, Trump faces far less resistance from within the administration itself. 

Faith, Family, America will update this story as more information comes available and after President Trump makes the official announcement this afternoon. 

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