UN, World powers regret US pullout from Iran nuclear deal

UN, World powers regret US pullout from Iran nuclear deal

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and several world leaders have expressed deep concern at the US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal.

UN Secretary General in his comments called on all other member states of the international body to support the 2015 agreement. France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Iranian nuclear deal is "not dead" despite US President decision to withdraw.

He said there would be a meeting between France, Britain, Germany and Iran on Monday to discuss the situation.

Russia said it was "deeply disappointed" by Mr Trump's decision while China expressed regret.

European Union diplomatic chief, Federica Mogherini said 2015 accord is delivering on its goal which is guaranteeing that Iran doesn't develop nuclear weapons.

Former US President Barack Obama described the US decision to abandon the Iran nuclear deal as misguided and a serious mistake.

On the other hand, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in his televisied speech vowed to remain committed to a multinational nuclear deal despite Trump’s decision to withdraw.

The deal was agreed in 2015 between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the US, UK, France, China and Russia - plus Germany.