Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump has said he would “dismantle” the “disastrous” nuclear deal with Iran and would veto any UN-imposed Middle East peace agreement even as he pledged his complete support to Israel if elected US president.
“My number one priority is to dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran. I have been in business a long time. I know deal-making and let me tell you, this deal is catastrophic – for America, for Israel, and for the Middle East,” he said.
“The problem here is fundamental. We have rewarded the world’s leading state sponsor of terror with USD 150 billion and we received absolutely nothing in return,” he said in an address yesterday to the annual conference of the powerful American Israeli Political Action Committee (AIPAC).
Alleging that the recent nuclear deal with Iran doesn’t even require Iran to dismantle its military nuclear capability, Trump said it places limits on its military nuclear programme for only a certain number of years.
But when those restrictions expire, Iran will have an industrial-size military nuclear capability ready to go, and with zero provision for delay no matter how bad Iran’s behaviour is, he said.