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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 08:04 AM

Trump Signals He Will Choose Approach on Iran That Preserves Nuclear Deal

Source: New York Times




WASHINGTON ó President Trump kept the Iran nuclear deal alive on Thursday as a critical deadline lapsed, a sign that he is stepping back from his threat to abandon an agreement he repeatedly disparaged. He is moving instead to push back on Iranís ambitions in the Middle East in other ways.

Thursdayís congressionally imposed deadline, to renew an exemption to sanctions on Iran suspended under the 2015 deal, was significant because had the president reimposed economic punishments on Iran, he would have effectively violated the accord, allowing Tehran to walk away and ending the agreement. But Mr. Trump was convinced by top Cabinet members and aides that he would also blow up alliances and free Iran to produce nuclear weapons material.

The move was more consequential than the decision the president faces in October about whether to recertify to Congress that Iran is in compliance with the deal, which has no effect on the nuclear agreement itself.

Though Mr. Trump insisted that he has not settled on an overall Iran strategy and that he would announce one next month, administration officials said they were already trying to refocus on using military and economic leverage to counter Iranís growing influence in the Middle East.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/world/middleeast/trump-iran-deal-sanctions-deadline.html

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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 08:06 AM

1. more heads exploding

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 08:23 AM

2. WHY ... THE ... FUCK ... DOES ... THE ... MEDIA ...

give air to his bullshit about "will announce a policy next week/month?"

He has said this 100s of times, and has actually done it like 2 times.

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