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Do you agree with President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran Nuclear Deal?

Making good on a campaign promise, President Trump announced on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 that he was withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, more commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal.

Opponents of this decision, including Russia, China, and the majority of the United State’s western allies, believe that this action will create more instability in an already volatile part of the world. Supporters of the administration’s position have argued that it was a flawed deal from the beginning and this action will actually strengthen the administration’s position as it prepares to negotiate with North Korea over their nuclear program.

We want to know what you think. Do you agree with President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal?

Current Standings:
Yes: 46%
No: 54%
  • Gregory from Kentucky

    I think it was a good idea to pull out of the iran because it allows the US to better compromise with North Korea, and I think that compromising with North Korea is a bigger deal than the Iran deal.

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    I think it was a good idea to pull out of the iran because it allows the US to better compromise with North Korea, and I think that compromising with …

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  • Deven from Louisiana

    I believe as a person that each person must take deals with a grain of salt. If we look at governments like Iran’s in the past we have made treaties and they were broken without the knowledge of the US before. What makes us think it is different this time. No nation that advocates for the dismantling of their own people should be trusted.

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    I believe as a person that each person must take deals with a grain of salt. If we look at governments like Iran’s in the past we have made treaties a…

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  • Zafir from Maryland

    Even though the President did pull the U.S out of the deal, there will still be other countries to focus on the issue of limiting Iran’s nuclear stockpile.

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  • Jacob from North Carolina

    This is a very loaded question with my answer being yes and no. President Trump was definitely right when he said that the deal was flawed from the beginning but his opposers are also right when they say it will likely cause instability between Iran and the other signing members of the “treaty”. The deal failed to mention anything about ballistic missile programs and gave them 150 billion dollars to advance their military and missiles, among other things. His move to leave the deal is essentially saying that they can have their nuclear/missile programs or they can have an economy but not both. Sanctions will resume in the area that will cripple their economy like it did before the deal was made. There are also accusations going around that I’m unsure of the validity of, that Iran has been lying about halting its nuclear program and has been continuing in secret. These accusations come from Israel and Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu… the statements of Mr. Netanyahu or Mr. Rouhani are ones that would be very difficult to verify. If that is true though, then I think it was most definitely the right move by President Trump. All that being said, whether or not we the people support the Iran deal, it’s worth noting that President Obama made an executive agreement with Hassan Rouhani and not a treaty, because the Senate would not approve of it (though the majority was the GOP), it still showed that even the Senate didn’t support it.
    All in all, I think that forming an opinion on whether or not it was the right move to leave the deal is a very slippery slope, one where you should look to evidence and not media to form your own. From the evidence I’ve presented, I lean more towards the ‘yes’ side of things though both sides have their risks; should we do nothing and not disturb the “peace” of this defective executive agreement or force economic hardship on Iran and work towards another solution to peace in the Middle East?

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    This is a very loaded question with my answer being yes and no. President Trump was definitely right when he said that the deal was flawed from the be…

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  • Angelic from California

    It is better if America withdraws since the deal could be broken at any time- it is just that Iran has not make a move. With Trump’s formal withdrawal, Iran can either strike back or continue the deal with the other nations, without American support. Of course, withdrawal means to back out of a deal, but Trump may have another compromise in mind- one that is solely between Iran and America. Though the armistice in the Koreas may deteriorate (and cause WWIII) and Iran may become a world player in nuclear weaponry, President Trump was right in the idea of withdrawing from the shaky deal due to his own plans (which the American people don’t know about) and the fact that the other nations can handle the deal. All in all, Trump may as well be trying to return to “normalcy” , isolationism, as George Washington wanted in his Farewell Address- something that hasn’t been done since WWII/the Cold War.

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    It is better if America withdraws since the deal could be broken at any time- it is just that Iran has not make a move. With Trump’s formal withdrawal…

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  • Jeffrey from Massachusetts

    The fact that the US could trust Iran is foolish. Without proper enforcement, Iran has no disincentive to stop making nuclear weapons. This is a powerful country that looks to destroy the Western world and take over the Middle East. This is worse than the Munich Agreement because Chamberlain and Daladier had reason to believe Hitler would comply. However, this is a country that violates dozens of human rights and has its people shout “Death to America!” while burning our flag. There is no reason the US should be allowing economic growth in this country. Others will say that the US messed up the Middle East in the first place and should just stay out. However, the US learned in 1941 and in 2001 that its security is tied deeply with international stability. President Trump is taking the right steps to strangle this rogue state as much as possible to until it concedes to complete denuclearization.

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    The fact that the US could trust Iran is foolish. Without proper enforcement, Iran has no disincentive to stop making nuclear weapons. This is a power…

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  • Isaac from New York

    The Iran nuclear deal was bad from the start. It was not in America’s best interests. And as the world’s number one giver and financier if it is not in America’s best interests then its not in the world’s best interests.

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    The Iran nuclear deal was bad from the start. It was not in America’s best interests. And as the world’s number one giver and financier if it is not i…

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  • Rachel from Kentucky

    I do agree with President Trump’s decision on pulling out of the Iran Nuclear Deal because it was flawed from the beginning. Also, it allows the United States to better compromise with North Korea, which I believe it is smart to stay peaceful with them. This decision will strengthen the administration’s position as it prepares to negotiate with North Korea ver the nuclear program. It will put us in a stafer stance.

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    I do agree with President Trump’s decision on pulling out of the Iran Nuclear Deal because it was flawed from the beginning. Also, it allows the Unite…

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  • Carolyn from Georgia

    We as a nation must be firm in our decisions to ensure that those who would use these weapons for evil do not gain them. I support President Trump’s actions.

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  • Brendan from Massachusetts

    I fully agree with President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran deal. For starters, I dislike all “executive agreements” no matter who the President is that is signing on the dotted line. I believe that the Iran deal should have had approval from the Senate and been dealt with as a treaty. I also believe that the recent Israeli intelligence report claiming that Iran merely shelved all nuclear progress in an “underground program” that was designed to be reopened at a later date is eye opening and appalling. The JCPOA did not thwart Iran’s nuclear program, it merely delayed it. Iran had every intention of reopening their nuclear program after the JCPOA expired, and the Israeli intelligence report showed as much. In the meantime, Iran was happy to take money from the United States while keeping their nuclear program intact and ready to resume once the deal expired. Bold move by Trump and , in my opinion, a good move.

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    I fully agree with President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran deal. For starters, I dislike all “executive agreements” no matter who the Presi…

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  • Colin from Virginia

    The Iran nuclear deal was inherently flawed and completely unconstitutional. Not only was our previous president shipping millions of US dollars to the Iranian government secretly, as a way to appease the evil nation, but the Iranian government didn’t even agree to the conditions once in place. Thanks to Israel’s Mossad, the most elite spy agency on Earth, we now have verified evidence that the Iranians were not shutting down, but very much expanding their nuclear capabilities. While others argue that Trump’s decision will destabilize the region, I would add that Iran was already doing just that within the context of the deal. The millions of US dollars sent to Iran under Obama, ended up directly funding terrorist organizations that would strike Israel and the US. So by pulling out of the deal and no longer funding the evil regime, the US can better monitor the Middle East and keep Iran under control. Oh and when leftists argued that the new Iran administration was “moderate”? Look at their reaction to the US announcement. In parliament they chanted death to America and burned our flag. They attacked Israeli forces. And they directly threatened the United States, saying we are going to regret our decision. Yup, seem pretty moderate to me. But that can be expected. Iran is the single largest funder and exporter of global terrorism. And the US doesn’t negotiate with terrorists. And while a war with Iran is not the best course of action, finding ways to severely reduce their power and money supply may be one way to solve the problem. But thanks to Donald Trump, the first step, pulling out of the deal, is already done.

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    The Iran nuclear deal was inherently flawed and completely unconstitutional. Not only was our previous president shipping millions of US dollars to th…

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  • Luke from Pennsylvania

    Pulling out of the Iran nuclear agreement was definitely the right decision by the Trump administration. The Iran deal is seriously flawed. Iran is the leading state sponsor of terrorism. The Iran deal gave Iran a path to acquire a nuclear weapon. The Iran deal did not have enough regulations on Iran. The deal did not require enough oversight to insure Iran is in full compliance with the deal. The deal provided Iran with payments to Iran from the United States. In my opinion, it does not make sense to give the leading state sponsor of terrorism money. By pulling out of the Iran deal it showed that we will put America and her allies first.
    By pulling out of the Iran deal it sends a signal to North Korea that we will not have a one sided deal.

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    Pulling out of the Iran nuclear agreement was definitely the right decision by the Trump administration. The Iran deal is seriously flawed. Iran is t…

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  • Marino from Oregon

    By pulling out of the Iran Deal (officially the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), President Trump has fulufilled a campaign promise at the cost of increasing instability in the region (ex. the recent direct clashes between Iran and Israel) and alienating many of our closest allies. The sanctions regime imposed on Iran by President Obama was an international effort of collaboration that was in place for five years before the two years of negotiations required to negotiate this deal. Reimposing sanctions shows that the United States is willing to violate international agreements for no reason, as Iran has been found to be in compliance with the terms of the deal on numerous occasions. This short-sighted move increases the likelihood of additional conflict in the Middle East and squanders the years of international cooperation spent constructing this deal, all to fulfill a deeply misguided campaign promise.

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    By pulling out of the Iran Deal (officially the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), President Trump has fulufilled a campaign promise at the cost of …

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  • Hannah from Kentucky

    I don’t think President Trump should have pulled out of the Iran deal. Iran showed compliance with the U.S. and now we are going to punish them by again imposing sanctions. This could also complicate our relationships with other countries. Some may go along with sanctions out of respect but others won’t be so quick to follow. This could also negatively impact the talks between North Korea and the United States. Ater they saw how Iran is being treated, they may be even less willing to reach an agreement.

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    I don’t think President Trump should have pulled out of the Iran deal. Iran showed compliance with the U.S. and now we are going to punish them by aga…

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  • Quentin from Kentucky

    When there is a problem, America is usually there to help. Trump is being selfish and is showing no compassion towards other countries or even giving them a chance. People talk about how he will be able to negotiate with North Korea a lot better, but when has Trump been known to “negotiate?” He just can’t shut the rest of the world from America.

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    When there is a problem, America is usually there to help. Trump is being selfish and is showing no compassion towards other countries or even giving …

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  • Isaiah from Illinois

    President Trump’s actions are unreasonable, especially since Iran has so far complied with the deal. We give back their frozen assets, not our money theirs, and they stop enriching uranium over certain levels. To medle with this easing of realtions is the exact opposite of what we should be doing. Especially when we back Saudi Arabia, an actual monarchy and terrorist state. I’ve been also reading a book on the coup on Iran’s only elected president, we kind of owe it to the people to give them some form of peace.

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    President Trump’s actions are unreasonable, especially since Iran has so far complied with the deal. We give back their frozen assets, not our money t…

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  • Makayla from Massachusetts

    Nuclear weapons are bad. The less Nuclear weapons the better. During World War 2 when we dropped a Nuclear bomb in Japan, it wasn’t the short-term effects didn’t make much of an impact. Although a lot of people have died instantly, many others were exposed to extreme radiation and got extremely severe cancers as a result and died. Since then other countries have been trying to create the same bomb which could make a disastrous impact on citizens. Iran, where people are probably suffering from war right now, could use the power of a nuclear bomb the wrong way and possibly destroy the country and make it very hard to rebuild. I also would like to suggest that ALL countries around the world limit the number of nuclear weapons made because of the long-term impact it could make around the world.

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    Nuclear weapons are bad. The less Nuclear weapons the better. During World War 2 when we dropped a Nuclear bomb in Japan, it wasn’t the short-term eff…

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  • Edwin from New York

    I don’t agree with the action President Trump took because it can lead to the creation of a huge chaos between our country and other countries. This conflicts can be really harmful and have a huge effect on our population that can also lead to a destructive war.

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    I don’t agree with the action President Trump took because it can lead to the creation of a huge chaos between our country and other countries. This …

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    • Isaac from New York

      The world already hates the United States and what she stands for, wither we stay in the Iran nuclear deal or not, will not change that fact.

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    • Reece from Pennsylvania

      Getting rid of the deal with Iran leads to not only a more negative view of the U.S. in its ability to be trusthworty to the Arab world. This deal being canceled also leads to Iran’s hard right and ayatollah to have a “good” reason to espouse anti-American sentiments with them also being allowed to restart the Iranian nuclear program something that will add to the instability and flaring tensions in the Middle East.

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      Getting rid of the deal with Iran leads to not only a more negative view of the U.S. in its ability to be trusthworty to the Arab world. This deal bei…

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  • Destiny from California

    I believe that this action will cause harm on the U.S. because our allies are apart of this deal. By withdrawing we’re giving them a better reason to continue with thw nuclear plans. Finally the North Korea issue has calmed down, no one wants another nuclear program.

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    I believe that this action will cause harm on the U.S. because our allies are apart of this deal. By withdrawing we’re giving them a better reason to …

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  • Y from Virginia

    While the Iran Deal is not a perfect agreement, it is a significant milestone in curbing Iran’s nuclear capabilities. It required Iran to not enrich Uranium for 15 years and dismantle its centrifuges from 19,00 to 5,000, while United Nations inspectors make sure Iran stays in line at the threat of sanctions. These restrictions would have continued for 10 more years to allow for more deals to be written in the meantime. Dismantling the deal means Iran can start its nuclear program right now.
    Dismantling it sets the precedent that the United States will break its promises, causing questions about the stability of our participation in future peace treaties. It alienated both the countries involved, and our allies, such as the United Kingdom or France, who have already expressed discontent at pulling of the deal. The isolationist policy of putting America first cannot be possible in this day and age given immense geopolitical globalization and the United States’ standing in the world, so essentially, this action effects everyone.
    At the end of the day, the Iran Deal is not perfect but that does not mean it should be annihilated. In fact, the core of international diplomacy means extending a hand and working with other nations in good faith in order to create the best solution for everyone.

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  • Julian from Virginia

    It is not a stable country that the U.S should trust to be responsible

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  • Cheryl from Virginia

    Often baby-steps are needed to come to a complete resolution of an issue. Even if the deal does not include everything everyone wants, it does take the nuclear option off the table while we work on other issues. It does not appear we have tried to work on any other issues. We need to work toward a goal in good faith and not back away from a deal that so far has benefited the world.

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  • Anna from Mississippi

    This is such an unstable decision. Honestly, if he was so against the plan in the first place he would have promoted other methods to keep at least a similar plan in place, one that other countries will also follow. His neglect for this deal shows the instability within alliances and the leadership from other countries. As one of the hegemonic powers, the United States sets an example that others with less stable governments will follow. The disruption of international law shows a great decline in the ability to cooperate as allies.

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    This is such an unstable decision. Honestly, if he was so against the plan in the first place he would have promoted other methods to keep at least a …

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  • Josh from Michigan

    The action of President Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal contradicts the precedent set by Obama. The original agreement was not an act of appeasement, but a way of discouraging Iran’s nuclear actions. Pulling out of the agreement that the U.S. was majorly involved in negotiating is not being the responsible as an international policeman. Pulling out of the agreement does not coincide with the role of the U.S. in the United Nations, and rather than further discourage nuclear action by Iran, instead encourages retaliation.

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    The action of President Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal contradicts the precedent set by Obama. The original agreement was not an act of ap…

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  • Sophie from Oregon

    Frankly, I don’t think that pulling out of the Iran deal was a good idea. The deal was bad in the first place, but pulling out so abruptly has only escalated tensions between Israel and Iran and has irritated our allies. The Obama administration made the decision to put this deal into play, paying Iran billions of dollars to get it off the ground. It was awful and we know from several sources that Iran hasn’t kept up every side of the deal. But the Trump administration made a brash decision and pulled out essentially overnight. Iran is clearly not happy, our European allies are not happy, and Israel seems to have taken this as an excuse to further agitate their Muslim neighbors. I think our alliance with Israel is important, but their behavior since the American withdrawal from the deal has been reckless. Two days after Trump made his announcement, Israel launched missiles at Iranian military bases in Syria. Iran tried to fire back but fortunately their missiles didn’t quite reach the Israeli bases. I think that the effect of the collapse of this deal is going to increase. And that is extremely dangerous for the situation in the Middle East. Should we have ever entered the deal? No. Should we have pulled out so quickly? No. What we need is real diplomacy. Not Trump’s reckless pride. At least he’s not Hillary, I guess.

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    Frankly, I don’t think that pulling out of the Iran deal was a good idea. The deal was bad in the first place, but pulling out so abruptly has only …

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  • Austin from Arkansas

    With everything the President has lied about from his affair with Stormy Daniels to Obamacare and to gun control the speech he gave to the American people pulling us out of the Iran Nuclear deal has been his biggest lie yet. 1. The deal gave UN scientists and surveyors to visit Iran nuclear facilities anytime they wanted with unrestricted access. 2. Iran had to destroy all of their weaponized uranium and could not produce more without heavy sanctions. 3 The current Irani leader supported the nuclear deal. 4. It gave the area a little bit of stabilization where the world needs it the most. This has been one of the worst decisions Trump has made as President and I hope he ends up regretting it.

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    With everything the President has lied about from his affair with Stormy Daniels to Obamacare and to gun control the speech he gave to the American pe…

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