• Former president warns of damage to ‘America’s credibility’
  • Reaction to decision is split along party lines

Barack Obama on Tuesday condemned Donald Trump’s decision to violate the Iran nuclear deal as “misguided” joining a throng of other outspoken Democratic critics – even as many Republicans praised the move.

The former president, for whom the landmark 2015 accord was a signature foreign policy accomplishment, issued a lengthy written statement shortly after Trump announced the US would break with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) despite the urging of European allies and some of his own advisers.

“In a democracy, there will always be changes in policies and priorities from one Administration to the next. But the consistent flouting of agreements that our country is a party to risks eroding America’s credibility, and puts us at odds with the world’s major powers,” Obama said.

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