The US president pulled no punches in his address, noting, “the Iranian promise was a lie,” in reference to the Islamic Republic’s assurances under the agreement, which he also called a “giant fiction.”
Trump: ‘US will withdraw from Iran nuclear deal’
The Guardian’s Jerusalem correspondent Oliver Holmes sent over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s response to Trump’s announcement.
Netanyahu, who has been a vocal critic of the deal and called for Trump to “fix it or nix it”, said on Tuesday evening:
“Israel fully supports President Trump’s bold decision today to reject the disastrous nuclear deal with the terrorist regime in Tehran.”
He said Israel opposed the deal as it “paves Iran’s path to an entire arsenal of nuclear bombs.”
The “removal of sanctions under the deal has already produced disastrous results,” he said.
“Israel thanks President Trump for his courageous leadership,” he added.