This Is the ‘Calm Before the Storm’

October 06 16:39 2017

These comments came a few hours after reports that Mr. trump plans to suspend support of the U.S. nuclear agreement with Iran.

US President Donald Trump is planning to abandon the Iran nuclear deal shortly, according to US media reports, quoted by BBC.

Donald Trump says he is considering “decertifying” a landmark nuclear deal brokered with Iran during the Obama administration, because Iran is “not living up to the spirit” of the agreement.

Trump added, that for that reason “it is necessary to put an end to Iran’s nuclear ambitions and aggression’s”.

Earlier in a cabinet room meeting, Trump met with Defense Secretary James Mattis and top military officials as word spread that next week he intends to decertify the Iran nuclear agreement.

Such a move would trigger a 60-day period which it would be up to Congress to decide whether to impose sanctions on Iran.

Trump would “hold off on recommending that Congress reimpose sanctions on Iran that would abrogate the agreement”.

Iran had agreed to the deal in 2015 with the USA and five other countries, promising to limit their nuclear activity.

“You guys know what this represents”, Trump asked the press as he pointed around the room, another journalist wrote of the incident. A decertification could also open the door to renegotiate the deal, although Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that was not an option.

Meanwhile, Kinzinger said he has no idea what Trump meant when he made his “calm before the storm” comment Thursday night.

Under the terms of the current nuclear agreement, Trump has time until October 15 to certify Iran’s compliance. “Maybe it’s the calm before the storm“.

Trump faces an October 15 deadline to tell Congress if Iran is complying with the nuke deal and whether he believes it is in the interests of the US.

The high-level military meeting saw the president discussing Iran and North Korea with senior military officers. At a speech at the United Nations in September, Trump said the US would “totally destroy” North Korea if necessary.

“And that will be a comprehensive strategy, with a unified team behind him supporting that effort”, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Thursday.

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