It’s now looking as though Germany, France, and the U.K. may not be able to continue with the Iran nuclear deal. According to past evidence, this may become an impossibility. This is especially likely considering that President Trump made the decision to add new U.S. sanctions against Iran.

Trump gave his  announcement of the termination of U.S. participation in the deal on May 8th. Trump blames this decision on the fact that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will not “prevent an Iranian nuclear bomb.”

Upon making his decision, the president sent out a tweet, saying: “If we do nothing … the world’s leading state sponsor of terror will be on the cusp of acquiring the world’s most dangerous weapons.”

Trump’s decision to withdraw from the deal came as a huge defeat to France’s president, Emmanuel Macron. Especially since he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were previously coaxing Trump into remaining in the deal. They even made the decision to draw up a new deal addressing Trump’s previous concerns.

In response to Trump’s decision, Macron sent out a tweet, saying: “France, Germany and the UK regret the U.S. decision to leave the JCPOA. The nuclear non-proliferation regime is at stake.” The three countries issued a joint statement emphasizing their continuing commitment to the agreement, citing its importance “for our shared security.”

Despite Trump’s decision to back out, the EU countries are likely to continue digging in their heels and stay with the JCPOA. That’s because both Germany and France have a reputation of pursuing actions in their own self-interests, and to advance their respective countries’ commercial interests.

Not to mention, EU countries have been suffering a strong impact on trade with Iran thanks to the imposition of sanctions. Considering the EU’s trade with Iran has been dropping dramatically, they will require the JCPOA to recover the losses.