Trump Says US to Quit Iran Deal if Significant Changes Not Made

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Trump is demanding "significant changes" to the Iran deal, not just additional agreements between the USA and the European nations, and said he would pull out of the deal if those changes aren't made, Israeli officials told Axios.

Netanyahu recently returned from the U.S. where he met with President Donald Trump, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, and senior American lawmakers.

In a tacit confirmation of the report - which clearly suggests that it was meant to send a message to the other signatories and especially Iran - White House officials refused to deny it.

The prime minister explained to his ministers that the emphasis of the meeting with President Trump was on the Iranian threat and the latter's yearning to become a nuclear power.

"If the same policy of confusion and uncertainties about the JCPOA continues, if companies and banks are not working with Iran, we can not remain in a deal that has no benefit for us", Araqchi threatened.

The report also comes just days before the third round of negotiations to retool the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the official name of Obama's Iran deal) are set to begin in Berlin.

"I said that the nuclear agreement with Iran contains within it many dangers for the world, including the special danger of the nuclearisation of the West Asia", Netanyahu said, according to an statement. "Israel is not a party to the talks directly but is updated on their contents". But make no mistake about it: This is their last chance.

Struck in 2015, it was signed by Iran with the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council - Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States - plus Germany.

In his speech, Pence echoed Trump's description of the deal as "disastrous". It lifts sanctions placed on Iran in exchange for Iran abandoning its nuclear weapon ambitions.