Uncertainty rules ahead of possible US walkout from Iran nuclear deal

Supporters cheering for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as he delivers a speech in the city of Sabzevar, northwestern Iran, on May 6, 2018. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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WASHINGTON - United States President Donald Trump is widely expected to decline to renew a 120-day waiver of sanctions that America's Congress imposed on Iran in 2012 - meaning, in effect, that the US is walking out of a multilateral nuclear deal with Iran.

Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which took effect in 2015, international sanctions were lifted in exchange for Teheran suspending its nuclear programme.

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