Donald Trump likely to decertify Barack Obama's Iran nuclear deal

  • Donald Trump likely to decertify Barack Obama's Iran nuclear deal

Donald Trump likely to decertify Barack Obama's Iran nuclear deal

During the same hearing, General Joseph Dunford said he believed Iran is not in material breach of the accord, which he said has delayed Tehran's nuclear capability.

In his remarks to senior military leaders before the dinner, Trump outlined the challenges facing the United States.

An Iranian surface to surface Ghasedak missile is driven past portraits of Iran's late founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ali khamenei (right), during the annual army day military parade on April 17, 2008 in Tehran, Iran. As such, Mogherini is correct in stating that the nuclear cases of these two states are not comparable.

The United States said Friday it has no intention of signing a nuclear weapons ban treaty backed by this year's Nobel Peace Prize laureate, while insisting on its commitment to "creating the conditions for nuclear disarmament". "They also said that if the USA doesn't take action in such a scenario, the global community will lose its confidence in the US and questioned how Japan and other US allies in Asia and Europe would view them". Afterwards, U.S. policy on Iran receded to one of "zero enrichment" in Iran and accepting Iranian power reactors.

If the Congress votes to re-impose nuclear sanctions on Iran, it would constitute a "material breach" of the agreement, which could effectively destroy the accord.

A Western diplomat in Geneva said the Europeans are contemplating reviving regulations the EU used to shield its companies and individuals from USA secondary sanctions in the 1990s. Today, the same mistake is being repeated with North Korea. He will kick the issue to a reluctant Congress, they added. If this trend continues, so will the likelihood of a disastrous conflict. As CNN's Elise Labott and Zachary Cohen reported this week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is also urging Congress to consider changing elements of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act in preparation of the decertification decision.

The prospect that Washington could renege on the pact, which was signed by the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China, the European Union and Iran, has anxious some of the U.S. allies that helped negotiate it.

Iran has threatened to pull out if this happens and begin enriching uranium.

"In North Korea, our goal is denuclearization", he said, according to Reuters.

He reiterated that the nuclear deal can not be renegotiated at all.

As sanctions on North Korea increase, it is China and its businesses that bear much of the burden of sanctions. Thus, he may use the second option and claim that the agreement is against US national security interest.

Next, Mr. Trump blames Iran for "terrorism and instability throughout the Middle East".