Kerry: Iran escalations due to Trump leaving nuclear deal

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday (September 22) told CBS News that the recent attack on Saudi oil facility and other provocations in the Persian Gulf were 'foreseeable' after U.S. President Donald Trump elected to withdraw from a 2015 multinational nuclear accord between America, Iran, and five world powers.

Kerry said that negotiators working on the deal, known as the JCPOA, were cognizant that the agreement left unaddressed matters such as Iran's ballistic missile tests and Tehran's support for militants across the Middle East.

But he insisted that the agreement provided a framework for addressing conflict and reduced the risk of war.