Trump made ‘serious mistake’ by leaving Iran nuclear deal: Carter
Tehran (KNA) - Former US president Jimmy Carter says President Donald Trump's decision to quit the Iran nuclear agreement is a “serious mistake,” and perhaps his “worst” one so far.
This “may be the worst mistake Trump has made so far,” Carter said in an interview with the CNN.On Tuesday, Trump declared that his country is pulling out of the Iran deal, saying Washington will not only reinstate the anti-Iran sanctions lifted as part of the deal, but will also “be instituting the highest level of economic” bans against the Islamic Republic.
Under the the deal, reached under Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama, Iran undertook to put limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions imposed against Tehran.
“When a president signs an agreement, it should be binding on all his successors, unless the situation changes dramatically and it hasn’t changed,” Carter said.He also said that abandoning the nuclear agreement with Iran, called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), could complicate the ongoing negotiations with North Korea.