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US President Donald Trump said that the complete cancellation of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal was a "real possibility," Reuters reported Monday.

Trump's statement follows his decertification of the deal last Friday. The move gave Congress greater say over how to proceed with the deal. Trump at the time said that while the US wouldn't scrap the deal, it could "leave at any time."

“We’ll see what phase two is,” Trump said of the decertification at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting Monday. "It might be a total termination. That’s a very real possibility.”

"I feel tired of being taken advantage of as a nation,” Trump said, adding that the Iranians were "great negotiators" who “negotiated a great deal for themselves, but a horrible deal for the US.”

“We’ll see what happens,” he concluded

Speaking at the White House, Trump said that “We cannot and will not make this certification. We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence, more terror and the very real threat of Iran’s nuclear breakout."

Trump used the speech to slam Iran, which he called a "fanatical regime" whose "aggression continues to this day. The regime remains the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism," he said, pointing out that "the regime’s two favorite chants are ‘Death to America’ and ‘Death to Israel"

Trump has frequently criticized the deal reached by his predecessor, Barack Obama. In his address to the UN General Assembly last month, he called the deal "an embarrassment" to the US and "one of worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into."