Barack Obama spent eight years selling out America.
He thought his worst betrayal – the Iran nuclear deal – was safe.
But Obama just got some very bad news.
Donald Trump will announce next week that he is decertifying the Iran nuclear deal.
The Washington Post reports:
President Trump is expected to announce next week that he will “decertify” the international nuclear deal with Iran, saying it is not in the national interest of the United States and kicking the issue to a reluctant Congress, people briefed on the White House strategy said Thursday.
The move would mark the first step in a process that could eventually result in the resumption of U.S. sanctions against Iran, potentially derailing a deal limiting Iran’s nuclear activities reached in 2015 with the United States and five other nations.
But Trump would hold off on recommending that Congress reimpose sanctions, which would constitute a clearer break from the pact, according to four people familiar with aspects of the President’s thinking.
The decision would amount to a middle ground of sorts between Trump, who has long wanted to withdraw from the agreement completely, and many congressional leaders and senior diplomatic, military and national security advisers, who say the deal is worth preserving with changes if possible.
Trump ripped the deal on the campaign trail and promised to tear it up.
The Iran deal is terrible. Why didn't we get the uranium stockpile – it was sent to Russia. #SOTU
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 13, 2016
Obama’s nuclear deal with the Iranians will lead to a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. It has to be stopped.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2015
Upon taking office, Trump has continued to rail against the deal.
Iran has been formally PUT ON NOTICE for firing a ballistic missile.Should have been thankful for the terrible deal the U.S. made with them!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2017
Trump’s move to decertify the deal is the first step towards ending it.
Obama put Iran on the path to acquiring a nuclear weapon, and now Trump is taking steps to stop a terrorist-supporting regime from acquiring weapons of mass destruction.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.