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16 February, 2017

Trump accuses Iran of seeking to develop nuclear weapons

I will do more to prevent Iran from ever developing, I mean ever, a nuclear weapon,” Trump said on Wednesday during a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House.

He also called Iran's atomic program a threat to Israel, which is believed to possess the only nuclear arsenal in the Middle East.

The security challenges faced by Israel are enormous, including the threat of Iran's nuclear ambitions, which I've talked a lot about,” he said.

Trump's anti-Iran rhetoric comes as the longstanding Western dispute over Tehran's nuclear program was settled after the conclusion of a landmark nuclear agreement in 2015. UN Security Council Resolution 2231 also endorsed the nuclear deal, which went into effect in January 2016.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has also confirmed Iran's commitment to the terms of the nuclear agreement, dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

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