Trump plans to “decertify” Iran nuclear deal next week

Source: CNN

“President Donald Trump plans to ‘decertify’ the Iran nuclear deal next week, declaring the Obama-era pact not in US interests and launching a congressional review period on the accord, according to two senior US officials. Trump is tentatively scheduled to unveil his plan during remarks a week from Thursday, though one official cautioned the timing could shift. Trump said Thursday that Iran has not ‘lived up’ to the spirit of the deal. Speaking ahead of a dinner with military officers, Trump said it was imperative Iran not obtain nuclear weapons.” [editor’s note: There was little if any reason to believe Iran’s regime was trying to obtain nuclear weapons BEFORE the deal, or that it has not held up its end of the deal. Trump’s tantrum is about playing to his jingoist base, not about anything actually going on in Iran – TLK] (10/05/17)