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US President-elect Donald Trump risks isolating the United States if he decides to dismantle the Iran nuclear agreement in order to satisfy the Israel lobby, says an American political analyst.

Trump may revoke the nuclear deal because of his close proximity to Jared Kushner, his “Zionist Jewish son-in-law,” said Rodney Martin, a former congressional staffer based in Los Angeles.

Kushner is a “Zionist Jewish agent” and will represent Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House after Trump’s inauguration, Martin told Press TV on Wednesday.

If Trump “decides to give in and satisfy the promises he made to Zionist Jewish interests and cancel the Iran deal…he risks isolating the United States on the world stage,” he added.

Departing US Secretary of State John Kerry says he believes the Iran nuclear agreement will survive and has warned Trump that canceling the deal would harm the US in an irreparable way.

Speaking on Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Kerry said unraveling the achievements of outgoing President Barack Obama will take Trump longer than he expects.

Kerry predicted that the nuclear deal with Iran will survive despite Trump’s opposition to it. “So I believe this is an agreement that can endure.”

Trump is under immense pressure not to quash a landmark nuclear deal. During his presidential campaign, Trump had threatened to either dismantle the agreement or seek a better deal.

However, Iran has repeatedly said that the deal is not negotiable.

The nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was clinched between Iran and the P5+1 group – the US, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany – in July 2015.

According to the accord, which came into force in January 2016, the six world powers committed to lifting the nuclear-related sanctions against Iran and the Islamic Republic agreed to limit its nuclear work in certain areas.