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President Trump likely to decertify Nuclear deal with Iran

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A] | October 13, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The United States President Donald Trump is likely to end Washington's adherence to his predecessor's nuclear deal with Iran by moving it to the Congress to decertify it.

Trump will impose the agreement upon Congress, who now have 60 days to determine a path forward. Republicans and Democrats are already engaged with battles over taxes, immigration, and health care issues and are reluctant to take up another divisive issue, the CNN reports.

If lawmakers decide to impose new punitive economic sanctions on Iran, the deal will likely fall apart. Instead, the Trump administration wants Congressmen to adopt new measures that would keep the deal intact, with specific parameters.

The President had called Iran nuclear deal a "very bad deal" and an "embarrassment" to the country. "I think it was one of the most incompetently drawn deals I've ever seen," Trump had said earlier.

The other five countries that are party to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Germany, UK, France, Russia and China have all said that 'the deal is fine'.

European allies have also ruled out reopening the accord since international monitoring agencies are in agreement that Iran is in compliance with its deal. Even Trump's administration has conceded that Iran is currently technically complying with the accord, the CNN reported.

Both French President Emanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May have reaffirmed their countries' commitments to the accord.

The top senator on the Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Corker of Tennessee, is embroiled in a bitter feud with President Trump, warning his language could start "World War III."

(ANI)

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