A group of top Democratic leaders in the US Senate have warned President Donald Trump against leaving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, as the Republican head of state prepares to make the announcement with regards to the agreement later on Tuesday.
Senator Dianne Feinstein, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, co-signed a letter with eleven other senior lawmakers on Monday, in which they asked Trump to avoid unilateral decisions.
Iran’s reaction to be ‘detrimental’
“If the United States unilaterally withdraws from the JCPOA, Iran could either remain in the agreement and seek to isolate the United States from our closest partners, or resume its nuclear activities. Either scenario would be detrimental to our national security interests,” the senators said, using an acronym for the deal’s formal name, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Iran agreed under the deal with the US, the UK, France, Russia, China and Germany to…