Here’s another report on the Iran nuclear deal, saying that Trump is going to decertify it next week which will then put it in the lap of Congress:
THE HILL – President Trump plans to “decertify” the Iran nuclear deal next week and announce that it is not in the United States’ national interest, The Washington Post reported Thursday.
Such an announcement would leave the next move up to Congress, which would have 60 days to use a fast-track process to reimpose sanctions and deliver a potentially fatal blow to the deal, which Tehran agreed to in 2015 with the U.S. and five other nations.
Trump faces an Oct. 15 deadline to tell Congress whether Iran remains in compliance with the Obama-era nuclear accord, which gave Tehran billions of dollars of sanctions relief in exchange for limits on its nuclear program.
According to the Post, which cited individuals briefed on an emerging White House strategy, Trump has tentatively scheduled an Oct. 12 speech to lay out a larger strategy on Iran that would open the door to modifying the agreement but hold off on recommending Congress reimpose sanctions.
The Post’s sources cautioned that plans are not fully set and could change.
I’m so tired of these reports back and forth that say Trump is or isn’t going to dump the Iran deal. Honestly I just wish he’d go ahead and do it and get it over with. It’s long overdue but I will be glad when he actually does it.
It’s supposed to happen on the 12th, just fyi.
ICYMI: Trump expected to declare Iran nuclear deal isn’t in US national security interests in Oct. 12 speech. https://t.co/x2278zfmNW
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) October 5, 2017