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Trump decertifies the Iran deal and threatens to end it altogether

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Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he is decertifying, but not withdrawing from or rewriting, the Iran nuclear agreement.
While the president delivered blistering criticism of Iran's "fanatical regime" and argued the country has violated the spirit of the 2015 agreement that aims to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, he left the deal's fate up to Congress.
"We cannot and will not make this certification," Trump said during a speech at the White House. "We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence, more...
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Here's why it's so hard for Trump to 'rip up' the Iran deal

Here's why it's so hard for Trump to 'rip up' the Iran deal

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AP Photo/Alex Brandon President Donald Trump may have a hard time "ripping up" the "disastrous" Iran nuclear deal, as he promised to do while campaigning.
Trump is expected to announce his decision to "decertify" the deal on Friday, according to various media reports. This move would essentially leave the deal in place, but make it a congressional decision whether to reimpose nuclear sanctions.
It would also theoretically allow Trump to distance himself from a deal brokered under President Barack Obama.
"It appears to be part of a 'have your cake and eat it too' strategy by the...
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