President Trump this week could de-certify the nuclear accord with Iran and could impose additional sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
If that happens, it would be the first time since the 1979 Revolution that Iran’s military has faced sanctions.
Up until this point, individuals affiliated with the Guards have been the target of international sanctions but not the Guards themselves. This has been an escalation of tensions, of rhetoric, ahead of the October 15th deadline for the Trump administration to review the Iranian deal.
Iran’s President, Hassan Rouhani, speaking on Saturday, said the deal’s issues and benefits are not reversible .
He said no one can turn that back, not Mr Trump nor anyone else, adding that even if ten other Trumps are created in the world, even that is not reversible.
European countries continue to back the nuclear deal signed by the six major powers, endorsed by the UN Security Council.
If Mr Trump does de-certify the agreement by October 15th that does throw the ball into Congress’s court. It gives the Congress 60 days to decide on the fate of the deal.