United States President Donald Trump has called the Iran nuclear accord the “worst deal ever negotiated”, and threatened to tear it up. It looks, though, as if he will first try to “fix” it.
He is required to reveal to Congress that Iran isn’t meeting certain conditions set by US law; that the deal’s advantages are excessively small, for instance, to legitimize continued sanctions aid. At that point it would be up to legal counselors to choose whether to re-force sanctions.
Mr Trump is probably not going to advocate they do as such at this point. Indeed, even the faultfinders of the deal fear this would detach the US and debilitate its credibility, since Iran is conforming to the agreement. The new strategy expected calls for stricter enforcement of the 2015 nuclear deal.
On the other hand, the Republicans have recommended they could utilize decertification as use to get the changes they need. Trump is expected to set out a more confrontational strategy towards Iran, accusing it of pursuing “death and destruction” to his territories.