Donald Trump's plan of isolating Iran is quite likely to backfire

Commenting on the US withdrawal from the agreement, he said: "The 2015 deal only tackled Iran's nuclear role".

The president was quoted saying the following.

"This was a awful, one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made", Trump said. "It didn't bring calm, it didn't bring peace, and it never will".

Riyadh and Tel Aviv have been working covertly to normalize ties and form an alliance against Iran based on their opposition to the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and the Islamic Republic's growing regional influence.

As Politifact noted, President Trump has repeatedly criticized the deal - during the presidential campaign and while president of the United States - so the decision to leave the agreement does not come as a surprise.

Even before the United States chose to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement, OPEC's output agreement was in danger of being overtaken by events. "We've always said our concern about this agreement in 2015 was that Iran should not take it as "carte blanche" to go and expand its territorial influence".

In the week prior to Trump's decision Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an internationally-broadcast address presented old intelligence and tried to claim that Tehran was continuing to develop nuclear weapons.

The renewed sanctions, aimed at the heart of the Iranian economy, will impact the country's energy, financial, and petrochemical sector.

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Iran had ruled out renegotiating the accord and threatened to retaliate if Washington withdrew. Global agencies responsible for inspecting compliance have said that Iran was in full cooperation with the agreement's terms.

The Kingdom of Bahrain has also supported the decision of Trump.

Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told CBS News in March, "Saudi Arabia does not want to acquire any nuclear bomb, but without a doubt, if Iran developed a nuclear bomb, we will follow suit as soon as possible".

In April, the Houthis fired a barrage of ballistic missiles targeting Saudi Arabia, with fragments of one missile over Riyadh killing one person and wounding two.

In an apparent reference to Iran, bin Salman last month that his country and Israel have "a common enemy" and that they could immediately normalize their relations once the Palestine issue is resolved.

Members of Iranian parliament struck a similar tone, burning a USA flag and chanting "death to America".

Saudi Arabia's energy minister Khalid al-Falih said Wednesday that the country would work closely with OPEC as well as non-OPEC producers to mitigate the impact of any shortages that might arise following the US' decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.

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