Jan 1, 2019, 10:59 AM
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US withdrawal from Iran Deal most important 2018 event: Poll

Tehran, Jan 1, IRNA – US unilateral withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal was the most important event in 2018, shows a recent poll conducted by the European news TV channel, Euronews.

The 2018 was full of sweet and bitter political, economic, cultural and sports events the most important of which was the US walkaway from the Iran nuclear deal also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), said Euronews on Monday.

According to the poll, 48 percent of those questioned referred to the US withdrawal from the JCPOA as the most important event in 2018.

US President Trump announced on May 8, 2018 the withdrawal from the JCPOA, which was condemned other parties to the 2015 agreement and their emphasis to stay in the landmark international deal.

The voters also chose the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as the second most important event.

The 59-year-old Saudi investigative journalist, who had left the country since Bin Salman was named Crown Prince and moved to the US, vanished on October second after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul to collect documents for his forthcoming marriage.

After 18 days of silence and rejecting claims that Khashoggi was killed, the Saudi government finally bowed down to international pressures and admitted the prominent journalist was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

The historic meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Trump's choice to relocated embassy from Tel Aviv to al-Quds, increase in the currency rate in Iranian market, Brexit, yellow vests movement in France, Greece exit from economic crisis after one decade, war in Yemen, Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, weakening Daesh terrorists and discovering mass graves in Iraq and Syria, NASA spacecraft's landing on Mars surface and France victory in 2018 World Cup in Russia were among other important events in 2018 voted by the respondents of the poll.

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