Iran acquiring nuclear weapons is not acceptable, says Trump

The 12 May deadline set by the White House for it to decide whether the U.S. will remain in the Iranian nuclear accord reached by the previous administration came into sharp relief on Monday, as Israel accused Tehran of having lied about its nuclear ambitions.

He supported the statement of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in this regard.

On Monday evening, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif accused Netanyahu of deception.

The accord brings to a minimum of one year, for at least 10 years, the "breakout time" that Iran needs to produce enough fissile material to make an atom bomb. After Netanyahu spoke, Trump repeated his criticism of the deal, suggesting he backed the Israeli leader's remarks.

Netanyahu made his announcement as rising tensions between Iran and Israel have been stoking fears that the two Middle Eastern powers are headed for a military showdown in Syria.

"W$3 hen Iranian officials claim - as they often do - that Iran [never had] a nuclear weapons program, they were lying", James Acton, co-director of the nuclear policy program at the Carnegie Endowment, tweeted.

President Trump says this situation is "not acceptable".

Most of the purported evidence Netanyahu unveiled dated to the period before the 2015 accord was signed, although he said Iran had also kept important files on nuclear technology since then, and continued adding to its "nuclear weapons knowledge". Conclusion: "Obama's Iran deal was nonsense theater to empower Iran's regional pursuit of dominance", he said on Twitter.

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Trump again waives sanctions in January but he demands European partners "fix the bad flaws" in the accord before May 12, the next decision deadline for Trump on the deal.

"Pres. Trump is jumping on a rehash of old allegations already dealt with by the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) to "nix" the deal".

He noted that Trump was weighing whether to pull the US out of the nuclear deal, saying "I am sure he will do the right thing".

Netanyahu had confidence that US President Donald Trump would "do the right thing" in reviewing the Iran nuclear deal.

"Few Iranians knew where it was, very few", Mr. Netanyahu said proudly.

Israel hasn't been pacified by these reports, and continues to see Iran's nuclear ambitions as a threat to its survival. The Iranian regime has shown it will use destructive weapons against its neighbors and others.

Asked Monday about his position, Trump once again labeled the deal as frightful for the USA, but still kept open the possibility of trying to negotiate a new agreement. The talks that lead to the 2015 deal, concluded by the US, France, Germany, Russia, China, the United Kingdom and European Union, were designed specifically to prevent Iran from starting up work again. Analysts said the market is extremely sensitive to any developments on the nuclear deal and sanctions.

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