Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday of a nuclear arms race in the West Asia if the deal to limit Iran's nuclear programme was not changed or revoked.
Trump is demanding "significant changes" to the Iran deal, not just additional agreements between the USA and the European nations, and said he would pull out of the deal if those changes aren't made, Israeli officials told Axios.
Iran, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the U.S., UK, France, Russia, and China - Germany and the European Union struck the nuclear deal on July 14, 2015. While the claims were made anonymously, The White House and Israeli officials did not refute Axios reporting when asked for comment.
Additionally, Trump threatened to pull-out of the Iran deal - a threat he has repeatedly made throughout his tenure as president and a candidate - if the steps he is proposing are not taken.
The move is the latest in a series of measures by Washington aimed at dealing with one of the greatest diplomatic hurdles before Donald Trump's administration, to contain the regime in Iran while keeping up to America's worldwide commitments within the JCPOA.
The report also comes just days before the third round of negotiations to retool the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the official name of Obama's Iran deal) are set to begin in Berlin. Thus far, the USA has successfully tried to target the Iranian regime without violating the nuclear deal which President Trump has repeatedly criticized.
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