PressTV-Top House Republican to Trump: Don’t quit Iran deal

US President Trump should not walk away from the Iran nuclear deal, warns the Republican leader of the US House Armed Services Committee, pledging to try and prevent the “mistake.”

Speaking to Fox News on Sunday, days before Trump’s May 12 deadline about the future of the landmark deal arrives, Representative Mac Thornberry said he “would counsel against” the a possible decision to quit.

Trump is a few weeks away from making a decision on the future of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the six world powers, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Iran agreed under the deal with the US, the UK, France, Russia, China and Germany to limit parts of its peaceful nuclear program in exchange for removal of all nuclear-related sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

However, Trump thinks that the JCPOA, achieved under his predecessor Barack Obama, is flawed and needs to be “fixed” or otherwise scrapped in its…

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