by Azita Carlson
When U.S. President Donald Trump took office, he vowed to crack down on Iran to curb its belligerence and to thwart the threat that it poses across the Middle East and beyond. He has also stuck to his guns and refused to bow to international pressure to appease Iran, mostly from the European Union.
In the months and weeks leading up to the announcement that the United States would be exiting the nuclear deal, European leaders put immense pressure on Trump to remain within the deal’s framework citing that the world is a safer place with a nuclear deal in place and other such scare tactics. Trump refused to bow to the pressure and explained that the U.S. is not remaining part of a deal that basically achieves the opposite of what it is supposed to. He said that the deal all but guarantees that there will be a nuclear race and he slammed the Iranian regime for terrorising the region and its own people.