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Analysis: Trump’s withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal isolates US

US President Donald Trump’s unilateral withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal – a move driven largely by domestic politics – will further isolate the US from its European allies and set in motion ripple effects that could lead to wider proliferation of nuclear weapons and regional tensions in the Middle East, analysts say.

“The reality is that for reasons that have nothing to do with foreign policy, the president just took a highly flawed, but still functional accord, and scrapped it without an alternative,” Aaron David Miller, a Middle East analyst at the Wilson Center, a think tank in Washington, told Al Jazeera.”Let’s understand something; get ready to enter the post-JCPOA world with all of the uncertainties that those sets of circumstances are going to carry,” he said.

In Washington, the president’s Republican supporters in Congress voiced support for the move, decrying the so-called JCPOA, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as a “bad deal”.Democrats said Trump’s move would alienate US allies internationally and risk progress that had been made with Iran under the 2015 agreement.”We should have kept the agreement in place,” Senator Chuck Schumer, the top Democrat in the US Senate told reporters on Capitol Hill.”Unilateral sanctions don’t work very well and I don’t know where our allies will be after this,” he said.

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Analysis: Trump’s withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal isolates US

US President Donald Trump’s unilateral withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal – a move driven largely by domestic politics – will further isolate the US from its European allies and set in motion ripple effects that could lead to wider proliferation of nuclear weapons and regional tensions in the Middle East, analysts say.

Analysis: Trump’s withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal isolates US

US President Donald Trump’s unilateral withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal – a move driven largely by domestic politics – will further isolate the US from its European allies and set in motion ripple effects that could lead to wider proliferation of nuclear weapons and regional tensions in the Middle East, analysts say.