Merkel rips Trump for leaving Iran deal: Move 'undermines trust in the international order'

Merkel rips Trump for leaving Iran deal: Move 'undermines trust in the international order'
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is criticizing President TrumpDonald John TrumpOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just wrong' | Cuomo sees possible signs of curve flattening in NY We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen Barr tells prosecutors to consider coronavirus risk when determining bail: report MORE’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal, saying it “undermines trust in the international order.”

Merkel made the comment while addressing an audience at a Catholic conference in Muenster, according to Tass.

“I believe it is wrong to unilaterally tear up the agreement, which was agreed on and which was unanimously approved by the U.N. Security Council," Merkel said.


Merkel, along with French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May, has criticized Trump for pulling the U.S. out of the agreement and vowing to reinstate economic sanctions on Iran.

The trio released a joint statement after Trump’s announcement saying they would stay in the Obama-era agreement, which is aimed at preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.

On Thursday, Merkel said Europe can no longer count on the U.S. to protect it.

“It is no longer such that the United States simply protects us, but Europe must take its destiny in its own hands. That's the task of the future," she said.