CNN: Trump Decides to Decertify the Iran Nuke Deal
TAPPER: “Just in, President Trump has decided to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, two senior U.S. officials tell CNN. Next week President Trump is expected to say that the Obama era pact is not in the interests of the United States, the deal that heads to Congress for a review period. Let’s go right to CNN’s Jim Sciutto. Jim, what would this decision effectively mean?”
SCIUTTO: “Well, Jake, this is a punt, but it’s a potentially consequential punt. It’s a punt because this now goes to Congress and it is Congress that would actually vote or have to vote to reimpose sanctions on Iran and therefore break up the deal. So it really puts the ball in the court of Congress. That said, it is causing genuine upset including with U.S. allies that are also party to this deal. Remember, of course, this is not just a deal between Iran and the U.S., but between the permanent five members of the U.N. Security Council, China, Russia, close U.S. allies France, U.K., they’re all involved and they have a very different view of this."