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originally posted by: sooth
Trump is possessed by the compulsion to undue anything even remotely related to Obama in some pathetic & petty attempt to destroy his legacy. And all he is doing is destroying his own in the process.
This is a prime example as to why we need to ditch the mindset of these pathological politics. Otherwise, like The Joker said to Batman whilst danging upside down from a rope, "I think you and I are destined to do this forever."
“This is a much broader strategic approach than has been taken on Iran in the past and it is built around the intent that we will stay in the JCPOA, but the president is going to decertify the deal,” Tillerson said.
Under an agreement between former President Barack Obama and Congress — called the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (INARA) — the White House is mandated to report to Capitol Hill lawmakers every 90 days on whether Tehran is honoring its commitments. It was designed as an oversight mechanism Congress would have over the deal.
After Trump grudgingly certified that Iran was abiding by the deal in July, he instructed his national security team to conduct an interagency review process on its options on the nuclear accord. “Now that we’ve completed that review … the president has come to the conclusion that he cannot certify INARA,” Tillerson said.
Trump destroying Nuclear agreement with Iran
Trumps dumb, nixing the agreement makes us look bad and sets a horrible precedent for future agreements and how trustworthy we are as a nation.
After months of anticipation, President Trump on Friday said his administration "cannot and will not" certify Iran's compliance with the Iran nuclear agreement to Congress, as he set out his plan for dealing with the Iranian regime.
The president, from the White House's Diplomatic Reception Room, announced the U.S. will remain in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached under Obama in 2015, but he will not certify to Congress that Iran is in compliance under the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (INARA) of 2015. Instead, he's looking to Congress to revise the INARA, and to ally nations in the JCPOA to come up with a new set of restrictions on Iran to coincide with the JCPOA. The president accused Iran of not living up to the "spirit" of the original deal.
"Based on the factual record that I have put forward, I am announcing today that we cannot and will not make this certification," Mr. Trump said. "We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence, more terror, and the very real threat of Iran's nuclear breakout. That is why I am directing my administration to work closely with Congress and our allies to address the deal's many serious flaws so that the Iranian regime can never threaten the world with nuclear weapons."