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Trump deserves impeachment for Iran’s nuclear deal withdrawal: Waters

US President Donald Trump deserves impeachment over his decision to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the 5+1 group, says a top Democratic lawmaker.

According to Press TV, Representative Maxine Waters, a firm critic of Trump, said in a tweet on Wednesday that the Republican president “thinks he knows better” than all the negotiators and major American allies – the UK, France and Germany—who negotiated the deal with Iran under former President Barack Obama.

“Trump, further isolating the United States, thinks he knows better than our negotiators and all of our global allies who agreed to the Iran deal,” she tweeted. “How long do we have to suffer his gigantic ego and narcissistic behavior? Impeachment is the only answer.”

Trump declared Tuesday that his country would pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, saying Washington would not only reinstate the anti-Iran sanctions lifted as part of the deal, but will also “be instituting the highest level of economic” bans against the Islamic Republic.

The JCPOA came out of years of negotiations between Iran on one side and six world powers, namely the US, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany, on the other, in July 2015.

Apart from Democrats, many of Trump’s allies in the Republican Party had warned him against the decision.

Leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Russia, China as well as the United Nations have condemned the move, calling for the deal to be kept in place.

Some Democrats in the US House of Representatives have thrown their weight behind an effort to introduce articles of impeachment against Trump, but the movement has failed to gain traction among party leaders.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and several other ranking Democrats have blocked the efforts, arguing that the push by Waters and other lawmakers to impeach Trump was a “gift” for Republicans ahead of crucial midterm elections in November.

“On the political side I think it’s a gift to the Republicans,” Pelosi said during a press briefing in April. “We want to talk about what they’re doing to undermine working families in our country and what we are doing to increase their payrolls and lower their costs.”

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