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With Iran, Trump opts to worsen the situation

Lawmakers in Tehran burned an American flag and allies scrambled to save a nuclear deal amid the tumult caused when President Trump pulled out of the historic accord.

President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear treaty was hardly surprising, given that he is prone to making bad decisions that are likely to damage American long term interests and endanger prospects for world peace ("Trump pulls U.S. out of Iran deal," May 8). The treaty has, by all accounts, caused Iran to halt its march to nuclear capability for at least a decade.

By his decision, President Trump has given Iran a clear path to resuming its development of a nuclear bomb, has caused a major rift between the United States and its allies, will strengthen the extreme mullahs in Iran, will cause North Korea to doubt the reliability of any treaty with the U.S. and will undoubtedly result in a more unstable world and a greater likelihood of a major war in the Middle East. When we as a nation elect an unstable and reckless president, we must all pay the price.

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Jack Kinstlinger, Towson

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