On May 8, 2018, US’ President Trump announced his decision to pull the USA out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran Nuclear Deal and to reimpose sanctions on Tehran. That decision did not come as a surprise as it was one of his main promises from the presidential campaign and was highly anticipated not only by the Republican party hawks but also by the mainstream supporters of the incumbent American president - writes Bruno Surdel, CIR associate, in analysis.