Monday, August 7, 2017

Trump says Iran is violating the nuclear deal. It isn’t.

In fact, Trump may be violating the deal’s spirit.

Donald Trump really, really hates the Iran nuclear deal and wants to pull the US out of it. And it’s now starting to look like he might actually try to do it.

The 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which blocked Iran’s path to a nuclear weapon in exchange for easing sanctions on its economy, was a major foreign policy achievement for the United States. President Trump says Iran is violating the deal, but our partners who signed the deal with us, and the International Atomic Energy Agency, whose job it is to verify that the deal is being implemented, all disagree. Trump has made clear that he wants to rip up the deal, and he’s being egged on by many of the same people who helped get us into the disastrous Iraq war. But we should understand: if the U.S. backs out of the Iran deal, we could end up in a far more destructive war,” -- Senator Bernie Sanders

Updated by Alex Ward