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Former President Obama had a conference call with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on September, 2013. This was the first contact between the US and Iranian leaders after the Iranian Revolution. The JCPOA, which was signed in July 2015 and went into effect the following January resulted from that meeting, and imposed restrictions on Iran’s civilian nuclear enrichment program. In 2009, the Obama administration was established in a conflict between the United States and Iran. Obama recognized that the Middle East is the world's energy source, and that he wanted to bring stability to the Middle East as an important region. Obama began negotiations with Iran, and in 2015, an international agreement was reached between Iran and Western countries, Russia and China, called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Iran was to limit nuclear development significantly and, in return, the US lifted existing economic sanctions. Iran has adhered to the nuclear agreement, which the United States has admitted. The Iran nuclear agreement is said to be a major political legacy of former President Obama. Why did the Trump administration decide to leave JCPOA? The Trump administration claimed two. First, there is a time limit of 10 to 15 years for Iran's restrictions on nuclear development. After the deadline, Iran might develop nuclear weapons and there could be a crisis of arms race in the Middle East. Second, the nuclear agreement did not limit the development of ballistic missiles. And after this, Israel expressed its position to support the withdrawal of the US nuclear agreement. President Trump made Israel's security a top priority for the 2020 presidential midterm elections. As a result, it was said that there was an aim to appeal to the support layer of President Trump who is closer to Israel.