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US Exit from Iran Deal Has Led to its Isolation: Assad Adviser

May 15th, 2018 by The Syria Times (Pro-government newspaper)

The decision by the US to withdraw from the Iran deal, has increased mistrust in Washington reports The Syria Times

US Exit from Iran Deal Has Led to its Isolation: Assad Adviser

A senior Syrian official said on Saturday that the US exit from the Iran Deal on May 8 has increased Iran’s reputation and raised the country's global approval.

The world and US allies do not trust Washington anymore after its treatment of the Iran Deal, Bouthaina Shaaban, political and media adviser to the Syrian president told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) in an exclusive interview.

The US decision to leave the 2015 nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), has created European pessimism about the behavior of the US and the global distrust of Washington, the Syrian advisor said.

Referring to the role that the Zionist regime of Israel played in the US decision, Shaaban said Tel Aviv has been the main planner behind the US exit.

She added, “the Zionist regime saw the benefits of a US withdrawal from the JCPOA, a withdrawal also supported by certain Persian Gulf states, including Saudi Arabia.”

“The US, the Zionist regime and certain states in the Persian Gulf region are leading the axis of countermeasures, going against international laws and treaties,” the senior advisor said.

The American people, she said, are unhappy with the move made by their president because Trump is just after serving the interests of Zionists.

Elaborating on the goals behind the US exit from the JCPOA, Shaaban said they- the Zionist regime, US and West- know full well that Tehran is not after nuclear weapons; however, they want to prevent the country from making technological, industrial and scientific progress.

Syria is content with the Europeans' decision to stay in the Iran Deal despite US disloyalty, the Syrian official stressed.

President Trump announced his decision about the Iran Deal on May 8 and withdrew his country unilaterally from the international agreement. Many world powers, including Russia, China, and the European Union (EU) are against Trump's decision.

EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini in a press conference on Tuesday said the EU was “determined to preserve” the Iran Deal.

The US decision to leave the JCPOA led to its isolation, the Syrian advisor stressed.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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