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Obama reacts to Trump's withdrawal from Iran deal

Trump and Obama in the Oval Office following Trump's election. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Barack Obama released a statement today calling President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal — one of Obama's landmark achievements as president — a "serious mistake."

Key quote: "Walking away from the JCPOA turns our back on America’s closest allies, and an agreement that our country’s leading diplomats, scientists, and intelligence professionals negotiated. 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."