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Trump puts Iran nuclear deal on shaky ground

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>> The chilly relationship between Iran and the United States at another crossroads. The nuclear deal agreed last year, a legacy of President Obama's foreign policy, with UN backing, now, the question of whether a Trump White House would pull out of the pact, alienating allies, and possibly leaving Iran free to act on its own.
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>> This is one of the worst deals ever made by any country in history.>> Under the deal, sanctions placed on Iran were lifted in exchange for dialing back its nuclear energy program to levels said to be incapable of producing a weapon. Trump's been critical from the start, saying it conceded too much.
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>> The deal with Iran will lead to nuclear problems, all they have to do is sit back ten years.>> A view echoed by some regional allies like Israel and the Gulf States. But Trump's given conflicting statements on how he would deal with it, sometimes saying he would renegotiate or dismantle it outright, other times enforce it.
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Iran's Foreign Minster now demanding the incoming administration uphold its side of the bargain. The agreement was negotiated with America's European partners, as well as China and Russia. Pulling out unilaterally could isolate Washington as it juggles Iran and Russia's influence. Trump's given some concessions, criticizing sanctions prohibiting US companies from doing business in Iran and praising the country backing Syria's government in its civil war.
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Trump says the US doesn't know who its allies are.>> We're backing rebels. We don't know who the rebels are.>> Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei has promised to set fire to the nuclear deal if the West violates it.