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Pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal is Trump’s most disastrous decision to date

Ending Obama’s signature foreign policy achievement gives the insecure child president psychological satisfaction. The rest of world will pay the price.

By Mark Fitzpatrick  

Trump has successfully destroyed Obama's signature foreign policy achievement—to the detriment of the rest of the world. Photo: PA

US President Donald Trump’s violation of the Iran nuclear accord, by re-imposing nuclear sanctions, is the most disastrous decision of his troubled presidency to date. Taken for no good reason, his careless act undermines US leadership and credibility, alienates allies, invites retaliation, undermines the nuclear order in the Middle East and makes reaching a denuclearisation deal with North Korea all the more difficult.

The Iran accord, known as the Joint…

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