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Obama Calls Trump's Iran Deal Decision 'Misguided'

Former President Obama signed the Iran deal in 2015, so it's no surprise he disagrees with the decision to abandon it.
Posted at 5:10 PM, May 08, 2018

It should come as no surprise that former President Barack Obama doesn't approve of President Donald Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal.

In a statement, Obama called Trump's decision "misguided" and a "serious mistake." He also countered the Trump administration's claims that Iran isn't complying with the deal. 

Obama noted the intelligence community, the U.S.' international allies and the International Atomic Energy Agency have all reported Iran's compliance.

The former president also alluded to another major international deal Trump withdrew from: the Paris climate agreement.

Obama wrote, "The consistent flouting of agreements that our country is a party to risks eroding America's credibility, and puts us at odds with the world's major powers."