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>> So we'll see what happens. I'm not telling you what I'm doing. But a lot of people think they know. And honor before the 12th, we'll make a decision.>> With the deadline looming, Reuters has learned that US President Donald Trump has all but decided to withdraw from the the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
Two white house officials and a source familiar with the administration's internal debate on Wednesday, told Reuters that the president is most of the way toward pulling out of the deal but he hasn't made a final decision yet.>> Reuters Foreign Affairs Editor Jarobi Yumi.>> These sources know that Trump has from the start found this to be a very bad deal was.
>> It was a terrible deal, it should have never ever been made.>> And they feel that if they continue to try and persuade him to do something that goes against his instincts that that would, that there wouldn't be much use to that anyway. Given that his mind is really all but made up on wanting to withdraw from the deal.
>> How exactly Trump intends to quit the accord remains unclear. The 2015 agreement between Iran, the US and five other major world powers lifted sanctions in exchange for limits on Tehran's nucelar program. The deal marked the signature foreign policy achievement of Trump's predecessor Barack Obama.>> This deals has achieved a substantial success and focussed on the dangers of nuclear proliferation in an effective way.
>> Under the agreement, Trump must decide by May 12 whether to renew waivers suspending US sanctions on Iran. Reimposing sanctions would all but end the agreement and could trigger a response from Tehran, which has suggested it could renew its nuclear enrichment program.>> The Iranaians have made very clear that they are not willing to negotiate, or renegotiate, rather any parts of the deal at all.
>> U.S. allies who signed the agreement, including France, Germany and Britain, lobbied Trump to stick with the deal.>> We signed it but the United States and France. That is why we cannot say we should get rid of it.>> A source told Reuters there is a chance that Trump might keep the US in the pact to better maintain relations with its European allies.
International monitors have said Iran is in compliance with the terms of the deal. Iran denies ever seeking nuclear weapons.