BREAKING NEWS 5:46 PM EST -- Iran's supreme national security council in consent with Ayatollah Khomenei, has decided to withdraw from the nuclear deal. Nuclear activity to be boosted BACK to pre-JCPOA levels . . .
This means war.
There is no other outcome possible.
It is initially likely that Israel will attack Iran. But the NATURE of such an attack is the issue; will Israel make a nuclear first-strike?
Iran has literally tens-of-thousands of missiles it can launch very rapidly at Israel. Israeli missile defenses would be no match for the onslaught.
If Israel goes to war -- initiates war -- what will the US do? What will Russia do when its ally, Iran, is attacked?
This is a rapidly developing story . . . check back for details.
UPDATE 5:50 PM EST --
From Iran Media:
According to the decision of the Supreme National Security Council and the opinion of the leadership, the Islamic Republic of Iran, in light of the non-adherence and withdrawal of the United States to the resumption and reversal of US sanctions and most of the international sanctions, also due to non-fulfillment of obligations The European Union and five European countries will withdraw from this agreement and impose sanctions and hostile acts against the Islamic Republic of Iran in order to maintain national interests and nuclear gains!
It was said: it is up to the diplomatic apparatus and the President to decide on the conditions and details of announcing the news.
The source said the country's atomic energy agency had pledged to bring the country's nuclear ambitions back from the agreement and pursue development and advancement programs in this area.
More updates to follow . . .