Iraqi president regrets U.S. walkout from Iran nuclear deal

Iraqi President Fuad Masum

Baghdad ( Iraqi President Fuad Masum has expressed discontent with a United States decision to withdraw from an international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, urging to reconsider the move.

In a statement by his office, Masum “expressed his regret for the President Donald J. Trump’s on Tuesday to withdraw from the Geneva agreement on Iran’s nuclear program”.

The president, according to the statement, “valued commitment expressed by other signatories to the agreement”, and urged the U.S. to “reconsider the decision”, and expressed “concern” over the U.S. president’s declaration.

“The agreement represented a great achievement towards the establishment of peace for all regional countries and the international community:, according to Masum.

Trump had set May 12th as a deadline for pronouncing on his country’s final stance on the deal signed in 2015 by Iran, the U.S., Russia, Britain, France, China and Germany. He had always criticized the agreement, questioning Iran’s reiterations that it is not seeking to produce nuclear weapons. Iran insists its nuclear activities are for peaceful purposes, and has warned it would resume uranium enrichment if the U.S. walks out of the agreement.

The rest of signatories to the deal have repeatedly voiced commitment to the deal, urging the U.S. follow suit.

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