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Friday, 13 October 2017 01:10

Trump expected to make U.S. move against Iran nuclear deal -officials

Written by  Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is likely to take a major step against the Iran nuclear deal in a speech on Friday, marking a more aggressive approach to Iranian activities in the Middle East that risks complicating U.S.

relations with European allies.

Trump is to lay out his plan in a 12:45 p.m. EDT speech at the White House, the product of weeks of internal discussions between him and his national security team.

U.S. officials said Trump was expected to announce that he will not certify the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which he has called the “worst deal ever” believing the agreement is not in the national interests of the United States.

Trump has found himself under immense pressure as he considers de-certifying the deal, a move that would ignore warnings from inside and outside his administration that to do so would risk undermining U.S. credibility.

He had certified it twice before but aides said he was reluctant to do so a third time.

The step would not withdraw the United States from the deal but would give the U.S. Congress 60 days to decide whether to reimpose the sanctions on Tehran that were suspended under an agreement that was negotiated by the United States and other world powers during the administration of former President Barack Obama.

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Too bad we can't get back the billions of dollars of tax money that obama gave to the Iranians. Did he think that the money would buy their friendship or was he merely giving our money to his buddies.

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