Another Flip? Trump Tells Congress Iran Compliant With “Disastrous” Nuclear Deal

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Another Flip? Trump Tells Congress Iran Compliant With "Disastrous" Nuclear Deal

Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

On the heels of an apparant avalanche of flip-flops on campaign comments, President Trump has notified Congress that Iran is complying with the “disastrous… worst deal ever negotiated” 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by former President Obama.

During his campaign, Trump raised the prospect the United States will pull out of the nuclear pact it signed last year with Iran, alienating Washington from its allies and potentially freeing Iran to act on its ambitions.

Trump called the nuclear pact a “disaster” and “the worst deal ever negotiated” during his campaign and said it could lead to a “nuclear holocaust.”

In a speech to the pro-Israel lobby group AIPAC in March, Trump declared that his “Number-One priority” would be to “dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran.”

All of which makes it fascinating to note that, as AP reports, the Trump administration has notified Congress that Iran is complying with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama, and says the U.S. has extended the sanctions relief given to the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on its atomic program. The certification of Iran’s compliance, which must be sent to Congress every 90 days, is the first issued by the Trump administration.

However, it appears there is movement towards Trump’s campaign promises, as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said late Tuesday that the Trump administration is weighing whether to effectively break the terms of the Iran nuclear deal, while certifying that the Islamic nation is upholding terms of the landmark 2015 agreement. The administration is looking at whether to continue lifting sanctions the Obama administration agreed to under the nuclear deal negotiated by six world powers.

The review was ordered by President Donald Trump, Tillerson said in the letter. He called it an effort “to evaluate whether continuing to lift sanctions would be in U.S. national security interests.”

Tillerson said in a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan that “Iran remains a leading state sponsor of terror through many platforms and methods.”

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  • chris chuba

    This is one for my bookmark folder, especially since his Administration claimed that Iran’s ballistic missile testing violated the agreement. Separating the ‘nuclear aspect’ of the agreement from the non-nuclear aspects is fiction. Either Iran is in compliance or they are not. Notice, Trump’s Administration did not pursue Iran’s ballistic missile test as a violation before the Security Council or any committee that enforces the agreement. They knew that they would lose the vote so they acted unilaterally and grandstanded for the braying donkeys in the U.S.

    • Thegr8rambino

      What I’m trying to figure out is if he’s truly a Zionist, or is just keeping them close to him than his friends to eventually take them down(4D chess) . I’m really hoping for the latter lol

  • pao

    This sounds like a good flip… Maybe too much militarily on his plate right now? I’m sure he will pursue their distruction another day… Unfortunately.

    • hhabana

      Agreed. A flip for peace is a good one for me.

  • Andrei

    O my God this president is fucking not normal
    He will get involved many wars and then he will LOSE everything. He shouldn’t get involved in any business after any country. In one day …five or 6 country THEY will unite and they will destroy America. I hope doesn’t happen. He should stop now until is time

  • Carol Davidek-Waller

    His daughter finally read the document to him?

  • John Mason

    By all indications Trump is neither politically literate, morally stable or ideologically sound.

  • hvaiallverden

    What is it that you dont get, we where fooled big time, and He is nothing else than an rotten sack of shit, the sniveling drivel served is just that, but what you dont get is that they dont care, they really dont care, as long this sack of shit have the western worlds behind His back, He will continue, until they get their war.

    Look at the brain-dead South Korean, yeah marching into an all out war, because of this sick perverted sack of shit, tell this stupid Koreans to do so.
    Their lies and propaganda is so lame it hurts but that dont shows, in Norway He is become an Hero, for the Jooish owned MSM and the rest of us is Russian Trolls, yup, this brain dementia is obviously highly contagions, and even in Norway, they do what they can to create the preconditions and to make the Norse hate Russians as much they can, and now they have started another round of nonsense but thats fits the uISISa/Jabba to Trumps insane politics.

    Why havent He done anything to Sore-ass, huh.
    The alt violent leftis.

    Hitlary, anyone.
    The banks, anything.
    Ohh. yeah He is kicking out some illegals and the Wankestan freaks is drooling happy in their corner of the asylum.
    He is an scam, period, I dont take anything what He says as nothing else than an bras fart, anything sensible or truth is long gone, and He is run by Israel.
    If fact, He have done nothing of what He promised, unless of course you are an Jooo.
    To the scums of this earth the fake Joooos, aka the inbreeded Khazars like the Norse, He is the Man.

    Trump, apart from the equally bonkers Obamalama is just another scumbag.
    Humanity lost.
    And now they want war, I know its coming, its been there for decades, and somehow people refuses to see it, what is wrong with you, even I, despite the facts, had some little hope, about an “normal” person would come into the WH, but no.
    Thats why I dont even Trust thos Le Pens or whatever they are called, because of the same, they are just scams, the reason, if there was any chance for them to win they would never have been on the news in the first place, I know they are the same controlled opposition as Trump the Scam is.
    Period.
    I dont believe them at all.
    I think M. Twain nailed it, if elections had any effect on the cause it would never been allowed in the first place, instead we have an fake circus, made to make an impression of choice.
    Its an circle of bullshit that is been served to us as something, ugh….. an change, do you really believe that, I dont, I know we are f……

    peace

    • John Mason

      It’s obvious from your comment that you don’t like Trumpn can’t blame you for that.