The Latest: Australia and Japan still support Iran deal


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s decision on the Iran nuclear deal (all times local): Add Australia and Japan to the nations expressing continued support for the multinational nuclear deal with Iran even though the U.S. is pulling out of it. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Wednesday that he regrets President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the landmark pact. Turnbull is urging all parties involved in the pact to show restraint.In Japan, the Foreign Ministry says Japan continues to support the deal and that it “hopes for a continued constructive response from the nations involved.” World powers involved in the agreement have expressed regret amid concern the move by Trump will undermine efforts to stop the spread of atomic weapons.President Donald Trump announced Tuesday the U.S. will pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran, dealing a profound blow to U.S. allies and potentially deepening the president’s isolation on the world stage. Saudi Arabia says it “supports and welcomes” President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from a nuclear agreement reached between Iran and world powers and reimpose sanctions on Iran. Saudi Arabia had tepidly supported the 2015 deal  signed by the Obama administration, but held strong reservations about it. Saudi Arabia and Iran are rivals locked in proxy wars for regional supremacy.