>> People know my views on the Iran Deal. It was a terrible deal that should have never ever been made.>> After bashing the Iran Nuclear Deal since his campaign, President Trump says he will tell the world Tuesday whether the US will stick with agreement or scrap it.
The President is running up against a deadline on May 12th and resistance from European allies who have mounted a full court press to save it. The UK's Foreign Secretary during a visit to Washington with US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, had a message for the President. The Iran Deal should be fixed, not nixed.
>> We think we can fix all that. Working with our European friends, we think we can be tougher on Iran, but not throw away the heart of the deal, which is all about stopping them getting a nuclear weapon.>> Johnson also warned that without the accord reached between Iran and six powers in 2015, Iran could develop its nuclear capabilities and start an arms race among countries in the region.
French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have also lobbied Trump not to withdraw from the deal. Which lifted crippling sanctions on Tehran, in exchange for international monitors and strict limits on its ability to develop uranium. Reuters' sources have suggested Trump has all but decided to withdraw the US from the deal.
Trump's announcement by Twitter came just hours after President Hassan Rouhani hinted that Iran could remain in the accord with world powers, even if the United States dropped out.