[Ed. – Another piece of Obama’s dubious legacy gets flushed.]
Mr. Trump told French President Emmanuel Macron earlier in the day of his decision to withdraw the U.S. from the deal, The New York Times first reported, citing a person briefed on the conversation.
By quitting the Obama-era agreement, Mr. Trump will set course for the U.S. to reinstate economic sanctions that had been waived under the deal, potentially adding new sanctions against the Islamic regime in Tehran.
Mr. Trump has called the Obama-era agreement the worst deal ever made and has been threatening to walk away from it since he took office.
The agreement lifted economic sanctions on Iran in return for halting the Islamic regime’s nuclear program until 2025, but concerns continue about Iran’s missile program, support of terrorism and ability to rush into the production of nuclear weapons in seven years.