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>> The US decision to exit the Iran nuclear deal had immediate reverberations in Jerusalem, Riyadh, Tehran, and beyond. Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu praised the move.>> Israel fully supports President Trump's bold decision today, to reject the disastrous nuclear deal with the terrorist regime in Tehran.>> But at the same time Israelis in the northern Golan Heights were on high alert.
Authorities instructed residents to unlock and ready bomb shelters after identifying what the military described as quote, irregular activity of Iranian forces in Syria. Israel sees Iran as its primary regional rival, and Netanyahu has pressed successive US administrations for a tougher line on Tehran. Just last week, he released what he called evidence that Iran had lied about an earlier effort to develop nuclear weapons.
>> Iran lied. Big time.>> And that may have had an impact on US President Donald Trump's decision to quit the deal and reimpose American sanctions on Iran.>> Last week, Israel published intelligence documents long concealed by Iran, conclusively showing the Iranians' regime and it's history of pursuing nuclear weapons.
>> US ally, Saudi Arabia, another regional rival of Iran, also praised the move. A statement from Riyadh's Foreign Ministry read quote, Iran used economic gains from the lifting of sanctions to continue its activities to destabilize the region. Particularly by developing ballistic missiles and supporting terrorist groups in the region.
Saudi forces are engaged in a prolonged and bloody air war against Iranian-backed militants fighting in neighboring Yemen.>>
> I have ordered to foreign ministry to negotiate with European countries, China, and Russia in coming weeks. If, at the end of this short period, we conclude that we can fully benefit from the JCPOA with the cooperation of all countries, the deal would remain.
Rouhani said he hoped Iran and other signatories could keep the deal afloat.>>
But if our interests are not protected, we will announce the Islamic Republics decision>> American allies Britain, France and Germany issued a joint statement emphasizing they too remain committed to JCPOA. Russia's envoy to the European Union said, Moscow would continue its efforts to keep the deal functioning. Trumps unilateral decision to quit the deal on Tuesday is in stark contrast with Americans role in forging the international coalition that reached the deal in 2015.
Then, American stood with allies and adversaries to hammer out the accord, later ratified unanimously by the UN Security Council. Now, the US appears increasingly alone.