President Donald Trump announced this afternoon that the United States is pulling out of the international deal with Iran that was aimed at stopping Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.
"In 2015, the previous administration joined with other nations in a deal regarding Iran's nuclear program," said Trump. "In theory, the so-called Iran deal was supposed to protect the United States and our allies from the lunacy of an Iranian nuclear bomb.
"In fact," said Trump, "the deal allowed Iran to continue enriching uranium and over time reach the brink of nuclear breakout. The deal lifted crippling economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for very weak limits on the regime's nuclear activity and no limits at all on its other malign behavior, including its sinister activities in Syria, Yemen and other places all around the world.
"In other words," he said, "at the point when the United States had maximum leverage, this disastrous deal gave this regime--and it's a regime of great terror--many billions of dollars, some of it in actual cash--a great embarrassment to me as a citizen and to all citizens of the United States."