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Iran abiding by deal Trump admits for 2nd time

7/18/2017

Today Trump had little choice but to admit that there is no evidence to support that Iran is doing anything in violation of it’s agreement with the United States.  The President is required to report to congress quarterly on the status of the agreement and the possibility of non-compliance.  This is the second time Trump has confirmed Iran’s compliance.

The New York Times reported that President Trump had an hour-long meeting with his top national security advisers last week, including the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, the White House National Security Advisor, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. They all told the president the same thing: he needs to preserve the international nuclear agreement with Iran.  Trump, however, reportedly spent 55 minutes of the 60-minute meeting “telling them he did not want to.”

There have been suggestions that the President actually doesn’t fully understand what the Iran deal is, or what it does.  However, there is little doubt he doesn’t like it.  During his campaign,  he stated the Iran deal “poses a direct national security threat.” He later added that the international agreement “will go down as one of the dumbest and most dangerous misjudgments ever entered into in the history of our country.” and that “My number one priority is to dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran.”  After securing the GOP nomination, he said the deal is likely to “lead to nuclear holocaust.”

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