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President Trump shows a signed Presidential Memorandum after delivering a statement on the Iran nuclear deal from the White House, Tuesday in Washington. (Evan Vucci/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
President Trump shows a signed Presidential Memorandum after delivering a statement on the Iran nuclear deal from the White House, Tuesday in Washington. (Evan Vucci/AP)

With Anthony Brooks

Reaction from Washington and around the world to President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.

Guests:

Robin Wright, contributing writer for The New Yorker, joint fellow at the Wilson Center and the U.S. Institute of Peace, and longtime correspondent for the Washington Post, as well as CBS News and the Los Angeles Times. Author of "Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World" and "Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East." (@wrightr)

Richard Goldberg, senior adviser, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, where he focuses on Iran and other Middle Eastern countries. He was also the deputy chief of staff for former Illinois Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk.

David Herszenhorn, chief Brussels correspondent for POLITICO Europe. (@herszenhorn)

Sahil Kapur, national political reporter for Bloomberg Politics. (@sahilkapur)

Reading List:

The New York Times: "Trump Withdraws U.S. From 'One-Sided' Iran Nuclear Deal" — "Mr. Trump’s announcement, while long anticipated and widely telegraphed, plunges America’s relations with European allies into deep uncertainty. They have committed to staying in the deal, raising the prospect of a diplomatic and economic clash as the United States reimposes stringent sanctions on Iran."

The New Yorker: "Trump Destroys The Iran Deal — And A Lot More" -- "In a rebuke to Trump, however, the leaders of Britain, France, and Germany expressed 'regret' over Trump’s decision and vowed to remain in the pact, which also includes Russia and China. 'We urge all sides to remain committed to its full implementation and to act in a spirit of responsibility,' they said. China also indicated that it would adhere to the accord."

POLITICO: "Trump Move Against Iran Nuclear Deal Would Isolate U.S." — "Any move by U.S. President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal would risk isolating Washington as the EU and five other powers that brokered the deal insist they will remain committed to the accord."

President Trump’s decision to exit the Iran nuclear deal — Obama’s signature foreign policy achievement — was widely anticipated, but now comes the uncertainty of what happens next. Trump has suggested he’d get a better deal – but will he? Or does this just alienate key allies and move the U.S. one risky step closer to confrontation with Tehran?

This hour, On Point: Trump’s plan with Iran.

Anthony Brooks

This program aired on May 9, 2018.

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