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New Leak from Ex-U.K. Ambassador: Trump Withdrew from Iran Deal to Spite Obama

HeadlineJul 15, 2019

President Trump withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal to spite President Barack Obama—this according to a newly leaked memo written by former British Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch in 2018. Darroch called the move “diplomatic vandalism,” motivated by “ideological and personality reasons.” Darroch stepped down from his position last week amid fallout from earlier leaks in which he called Trump “inept,” “insecure” and “incompetent.”

In more news about Iran, Britain has said the oil tanker they seized off the coast of Gibraltar would be released if Iran guaranteed it was not heading to Syria, a violation of European sanctions.

Meanwhile, President Hassan Rouhani has reiterated that he is ready to talk if harsh sanctions are lifted and the U.S. agrees to return to the landmark deal, which was deemed to be effective before the U.S. pulled out last year.

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