The Iran Nuclear Deal is in trouble.
President Trump hasn’t officially revoked the U.S.’s support yet, but he did refuse to certify Iran’s compliance. Because of Trump’s decision, Congress now has 60 days to determine if they’re going to levy sanctions.
“The Iran deal was one of the worst . . . transactions the US has ever entered into,” Trump said. “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 has already promised that he will attempt sanctions on Iran’s military.
It’s a very controversial decision. Americans are divided on the issue, although most of the international community vehemently disagrees with the president. The actual agreement was signed by multiple countries.
“It doesn’t belong to any single country and it’s not up to one single country to terminate it,” said Federica Mogherini, EU foreign policy chief. “The president of the US has many powers — not this one.”
Trump obviously disagrees.
“In the event we are not able to reach a solution working with Congress and our allies, then the agreement will be terminated… It is under continuous review, and our participation can be canceled by me, as president, at any time.”
Throughout his campaign, Trump promised to rip up the deal. He’s now well on his way to doing exactly that.
(Source: Financial Times)