Trump Says US to Quit Iran Deal if Significant Changes Not Made - Reports

© REUTERS / Joshua RobertsU.S. President Donald Trump points at supporters after speaking in support of Republican congressional candidate Rick Sacconne during a Make America Great Again rally in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, U.S., March 10, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump points at supporters after speaking in support of Republican congressional candidate Rick Sacconne during a Make America Great Again rally in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, U.S., March 10, 2018 - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the United States would pull out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal if his demands to make "significant" changes to the agreement were not met, US media reported, citing officials.

The talks between Trump and Netanyahu took place in the White House on March 5.

During the meeting, the US president allegedly said that until now, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, the three EU signatories to the deal, only proposed "cosmetic changes" that he did not find satisfactory, the Axios news website reported.

Trump stressed he wanted that "significant changes" were made to the Iran deal itself, and not simply a supplemental agreement between the United States and the European countries, according to the website.

A Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was reached concerning Iran's nuclear program in Lausanne, Switzerland, June 2015. - Sputnik International
Trump’s Trashing of Iran Deal ‘Actually Threatening Europe’ As Well As Tehran
In July 2015, Iran and the P5+1 group of nations — the United States, Russia, China, France and the United Kingdom plus Germany — signed the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action). The agreement stipulates a gradual lifting of sanctions imposed on Iran in exchange for Tehran maintaining the peaceful nature of its nuclear program.

In October 2017, Trump refused to certify that Iran was in compliance with the agreement, put did not withdraw from the deal. The members of the P5+1 have repeatedly criticized Trump's policy on the accord.

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