Donald Trump hints at abandoning Iran nuclear deal with 'calm before the storm' comment

Donald Trump hints at abandoning Iran nuclear deal with 'calm before the storm' comment
By Cristina Abellan Matamoros with REUTERS
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US President Donald Trump is expected to abandon the Iran nuclear deal.

The nuclear deal was implemented between Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers (US, UK, France, China, and Russia plus Germany) to curb Iran’s nuclear program.

Trump who has called the deal an “embarrassment” and “the worst deal ever negotiated” has to decide whether the accord still serves US security interests by October 15.

While posing for a photo after a meeting with military leaders concerning North Korea and Iran at the White House on Thursday October 5, Trump gestured around the room and asked the press if they knew “what this represents”

“Maybe it’s the calm before the storm,” he said.

When reporters pressed the president on what storm he was referring to, Trump just said: “you’ll find out.”

A senior administration official said on Thursday that Trump was expected to announce that he would leave the Iran nuclear deal.

If Trump declines to certify Iran’s compliance, Congress will have 60 days to decide whether to bring back the sanctions on Tehran that were suspended during the agreement.

With Reuters

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