Trump’s Pullback from JCPOA Harms US Credibility: Ernest Moniz

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Trump administration's retreat from the Iran nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers will make it harder for other countries to take the US seriously on a range of topics, former US energy secretary Ernest Moniz said.

Trump's announcements have "challenged the cohesion of the US and its allies," Moniz said, Washington Examiner reported.

"If we aren't going to follow agreements ... from Paris to Iran … it's kind of like, what's the point," he added.

European allies are not "walking with us," Moniz said.

His remarks came after Trump on Friday announced that he would not certify that Iran was complying with the requirements set forward by the multilateral deal. Trump argued the Iran nuclear deal is no longer serving US national security interests and accused Tehran of committing "multiple violations of the agreement."

The president is required by US law to certify every 90 days whether or not Iran is complying with the nuclear deal. He has certified the deal twice since coming to office.

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