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What the U.S. Withdrawal Will Do to the Iran Nuclear Deal

May 8, 2018 | 23:31 GMT
U.S. President Donald Trump announces his decision on the Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House, May 8.

U.S. President Donald Trump announces his decision on the Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 8.

(SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

After months of threats, speculation and rumors, U.S. President Donald Trump has finally pulled the plug on the nuclear deal with Iran. On May 8, he announced the U.S. "withdrawal" from the agreement -- known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) -- over concerns that the deal was not comprehensive enough and did not target Iran's destabilizing regional activities. The move is a significant reversal of U.S. policy on Iran and raises a number of questions about a situation that will require close monitoring in the months to come....

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