Why Trump Won’t Tear Apart The Iran Nuclear Deal

9 Aug 2017   Iran

Last month, the U.S. government certified Iran’s compliance to the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal – a required approval mechanism that dictates the life or death of the deal, reviled by the White House’s new resident. “The Secretary of State is in the process as we speak of certifying to the Congress that the conditions that are laid out in the [Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act] have been met based on information available to the United States,” an anonymous official told The Hill in mid-July. “However, the Secretary of State and the President intend to emphasize that Iran remains one of the most dangerous threats to U.S. interests and to regional stability and to highlight the range of malign activities by Iran that extend well beyond the nuclear realm,” the official added. The Trump administration argues that the deal was intended to curb Iran’s support of President Bashar […]

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