Australia ‘regrets’ US decision on Iran

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Wednesday (May 9) that he regrets the US decision to pull out of the international nuclear deal with Iran.

Turnbull added that Australia encouraged all parties to comply with the deal and would do everything to support that, saying he didn’t foreshadow a complete unravelling of the deal.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday (May 8) pulled the United States out of the international nuclear deal with Iran, raising the risk of conflict in the Middle East, upsetting European allies and casting uncertainty over global oil supplies.

The 2015 agreement, worked out by the United States, five other world powers and Iran, lifted sanctions on Iran in exchange for Tehran limiting its nuclear programme.

The pact was designed to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb.