Next week, President Donald Trump is expected to deliver a speech that lays out a larger strategy for confronting the nation it blames for terrorism and instability throughout the Middle East–Iran.
As reported by The Washington Post, Trump will state that he does not consider Iran to be honoring its obligations under the 2015 nuclear accord, and will announce a series of measures to punish Iran for its regional behavior. On many occasions, the so-called president has call the 2015 deal, which forced Iran to scale back its nuclear program in exchange for broad relief from international economic sanctions, one of the nation’s “worst and most one-sided transactions” ever. Although many of his top national security aides don’t want to dismantle the deal, and America’s European allies have lobbied the Trump administration heavily not to walk away from the agreement, it appears that Trump has made a decision.
Of course, the White House cautioned that plans could still change, but they declined to comment on the timing or substance of Trump’s pending announcement. Trump faces an Oct. 15 deadline to tell Congress if he believes Iran is complying with the seven-nation pact and if it advances US interests.
His speech is scheduled for October 12th, 2017.
Take the time to reflect on the amount of work it took to pass this agreement in the first place- all for the sole purpose of stopping our dangerous expansion of nuclear weapons. If Trump plans to make this move, it would not be in the best interest of our nation. It is safe to say that America’s trust in this president is slim to none. Hopefully, Congress will stand up to his irrational actions, but at this point–only time will tell.
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