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    US President Donald Trump will approve the Iran nuclear deal only one more time before abandoning it if it is not changed, White House officials say.

    The waiver he will sign suspends US sanctions on Iran for 120 more days.

    The White House wants a deal with EU signatories to make restrictions on Iran's uranium enrichment permanent. Under the current deal they are set to expire in 2025.

    Mr Trump also wants Iran's ballistic missile programme to be addressed.

    The landmark deal was signed between six global powers and Iran in 2015.

    It saw Iran agree to drastically reduce uranium enrichment activity, dispose of its enriched uranium stocks and modify a heavy water facility so it could not produce material suitable for a nuclear bomb.

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    Last edited by Jake; 12-01-2018, 11:09 AM. Reason: Iran, nuclear deal

  • #2
    Who saw that coming. No doubt about it he's a wheeler and dealer.


    • #3
      I reckon he's stalling because he doesn't expect to be there in 120 days.

      Besides if I heard Al Jazeera right the deal itself has a ten year sunset clause, after which it can expire or presumably be renewed if all parties are happy. That means Trump will be long gone regardless. He could just claim it's his 'policy' to let it 'lapse' because it's a 'bad deal' and he and his supporters get to claim victory by not actually doing anything. Whatever happens in ten years is that administration's problem.

      It's a bit like patching up a fence and claiming he built a metaphorical wall. Face saving for him (if you don't ask too many questions) and for his rabid supporters (who won't ask any).