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]. The calm before the storm.>> It may not be the storm President Trump has been cryptically referring to.>> You'll find out.>> But Trump hinting strongly he'll decertify an international deal curbing Iran's nuclear program. Defying the advice of allies and some of his own cabinet.
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>> They have not lived up to the spirit of their agreement.>> A decision expected next could unravel the 2015 accord Iran struck with the US, Russia and China. As well as the UK, France, Germany and the EU. The agreement lifting crippling sanctions on Iran, in exchange for verifiably suspending its nuclear ambitions.
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A senior administration official telling Reuters, Trump plans to roll out a broader US strategy on Iran that could be more confrontational. Trump has long criticized the deal, attacking it again last month last at the United Nations General Assembly.>> That deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don't think you've heard the last of it, believe me.
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>> Supporters of the the accord warned, if it fails the Middle East could see a new arms race. And with the nuclear deal in doubt, Reuters has learned Iran on the sidelines of the UN meetings last month signaled it is open to talks about its separate ballistic missile program not covered under the nuclear deal, seeking to ease tensions.
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The Trump administration recently imposed fresh unilateral sanctions on Iran related to its missile program, saying its launch tests violate UN resolutions. But on the nuclear front just this week, Trump's own Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, told Congress that Iran was fundamentally in compliance with the accord.>> I believe at this point in time, absent indications to the contrary, it is something the President should consider staying with.
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>> Trump faces an October 15th deadline to decide whether Iran is complying with the terms of the nuclear deal. If he declares Iran is out of compliance, US congressional leaders will have 60 days to decide whether to reimpose sanctions on Teheran.