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Ex-IAEA chief calls on Arabs not to ignore US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

May 11, 2018 at 9:16 am

The former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mohamed ElBaradei, has called on Arabs to play a more active role and help solve the crisis caused by US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear agreement signed with Iran.

“The whole world is troubled by the ramifications of Trump’s decision and the increasing possibility of a war in our region,” ElBaradei wrote on Twitter.

“Is there hope that together as Arabs we can rationally decide our common national interests and have a unified and influential view in the course of events or are we destined to stand by and be satisfied with playing the role of the victim?” he added.

On Tuesday, Trump announced that the US would withdraw from the 2015 nuclear agreement signed between the world powers and Iran.

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