Iran nuclear deal: What is the agreement, why has Trump pulled out of it, and what happens next?

Donald Trump on Tuesday pulled the United States out of an international nuclear agreement with Iran, raising the risk of conflict in the Middle East and straining ties with Britain and other European allies.

In a televised address from the White House, the US president said he would reimpose US economic sanctions on Iran to undermine "a horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made".

Mr Trump’s decision intensifies the strain on the trans-Atlantic alliance since he took office 16 months ago, especially after European leaders made trips to Washington and repeatedly appealed to Mr Trump to preserve the deal.

"We cannot prevent an Iranian nuclear bomb under the decaying and rotten…

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