U.S. President Donald Trump is said to be leaning toward decertification of the Iran nuclear deal, reports said.
“I have decided,” Trump told journalists when asked about an Oct. 15 deadline to re-certify the agreement. “I’ll let you know what the decision is.”
NBC News, citing four sources, reported on Sept. 20 that should Trump decertify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), it would shift the decision to Congress and that the president would press European leaders to renegotiate parts of the accord.
Some sources who spoke to NBC said Trump may provide the European leaders with 90 days to sign on to re-negotiations with Teheran.
Should Trump say that Iran is not in compliance with the 2015 deal, Congress would have 60 days to decide whether to re-impose sanctions waived under the deal.
In his address to the UN General Assembly on Sept. 19, Trump said the JCPOA was an “embarrassment” and called the government in Teheran “a murderous regime.”
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sept. 18 warned that the United States will pay a “high cost” if Trump scraps the deal.
Full article: Reports: Trump leaning toward decertifying Iran nuclear deal (World Tribune)