Make No Mistake: Trump Is Paving the Way For War with Iran

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On the flip side, at least two US allies outside of the seven-country agreement, Israel and Saudi Arabia, have both expressed support for Trump's decision, claiming that Iran's non-nuclear missile production and financial support for terrorism are larger threats to the region - activities they allege have grown since the 2015 deal.

As a result of Trump's decision, Iran is hoping that the European Union will help protect European companies that have interests in Iran and that will be affected by the newly reimposed USA sanctions.

U.S. President Donald Trump warned Iran Wednesday there would be "very severe consequences" if it starts developing nuclear weapons in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from a 2015 global pact aimed at restraining Tehran's nuclear program. While Iranian officials, including the parliament speaker, say they hope Europe will work with them to preserve the deal, many are pessimistic. He added that he would "advise Iran not to start their nuclear programme".

"Iran will find out", Trump said.

Lt. Col. Allen West (Ret.) on how President Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal will impact the country's nuclear capabilities and how it will affect the oil market.

"We will not allow American cities to be threatened with destruction", Trump said Tuesday from the White House Diplomatic Room, despite the fact that Iranian missiles can not reach the US.

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He said the US - along with Saudi Arabia - had hoped to wage war on Iran but had shifted its focus to economic warfare after the military option had proven unfeasible.

"That's the posture you take when you're looking for confrontation", said Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council.

The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain announced on Tuesday their support for U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, with Riyadh's ambassador to Washington blasting Tehran's malicious behaviour in the Middle East.

After the flag burning, parliament speaker Ali Larijani said responsibility for saving the deal fell on the European Union and other world powers still in the accord.

The US President's decision to abandon the agreement has shocked the world, with America's closest allies such as France, Germany and the United Kingdom expressing concern over it while Iran's foes Israel and Saudi Arabia welcoming the move. In a telephone call to Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, Macron expressed "the will of France to continue to carry out the nuclear accord in full", the Élysée said. Probably, we won't do very well with them, but that's okay too. "Last week, Israel published intelligence documents, long concealed by Iran, conclusively showing the Iranian regime and its history of pursuing nuclear weapons", Donald Trump said in White House remarks on May 8.

In that case, the Revolutionary Guard and other hardline nationalists will gain the upper hand in Iran.