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Trump to Decertify Nuclear Deal With Iran

07 October 2017

Some reports in the USA have suggested that Trump may designate the entire IRGC as a terrorist organization; 10 years ago, it designed the IRGC's Al-Quds Force as a terror group, and the entire IRGC has been sanctioned for activities relating to nuclear proliferation and human rights abuses.

If Trump did not certify the agreement, Congress would be free to apply sanctions upon Iran, a step that would represent the failure of enormous diplomatic effort.

Opposition to the deal was a major part of his campaign past year.

He asked the press: "You know what that means?"

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Media reports say Trump will make the announcement in a speech slated for October 12, but that the timing could change.

Again, he was pushed for clarity on his remarks of the upcoming storm to which Trump simply replied, "You'll find out", before ending the photo op.

Earlier, he told his military representatives that he expected them to provide "a broad range of military options, when needed, at a much faster pace " in the future.

Trump gave no hint what he could be referencing.

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Asked about his decision on whether to certify the landmark deal, Trump said: "You'll be hearing about Iran very shortly".

Opponents say it went too far in easing sanctions without requiring that Iran end its nuclear program permanently.

The White House has not yet responded to requests for clarification of Trump's comments. "ISIS? North Korea? Iran?".

During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Mattis was asked whether he believed it was now in the USA national security interest to remain in the agreement. Previously, Trump had said Iran hasn't lived up to the "spirit" of the worldwide agreement. The European signatories to the deal - the UK, France and Germany - have urged Trump to uphold it, and are now focusing their energies on lobbying Congress not to reimpose sanctions, which could prove fatal to the agreement. "Look, there is a sense of unpredictability with President Trump which I think works in his favor".

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He added that the USA must "do what we must do to prevent that from happening and it will be done, if necessary".

Trump to Decertify Nuclear Deal With Iran