Donald Trump has announced he will not certify the Iran nuclear agreement in a major reversal of US policy.
Trump made the announcement in a speech that detailed a more confrontational approach to Iranover its nuclear and ballistic missile programs and its support for extremist groups in the Middle East.
“Today I am announcing our strategy along with several major steps we’re taking to confront the Iranian regime’s hostile actions and to ensure that Iran never ― and I mean never ― acquires a nuclear weapon,” Trump said.
He added Iran’s “dangerous aggression” had escalated since the signing of the agreement in 2015.
While Trump did not pull the United States out of the agreement, aimed at preventing Iran from developing a nuclear bomb, he gave the US Congress 60 days to decide whether to reimpose economic sanctions on Tehran that were lifted under the pact.
That would increase tension with Iran as well as put Washington at odds with other signatories of the accord such as Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China and the European Union.
Trump warned that if “we are not able to reach a solution working with Congress and our allies, then the agreement will be terminated.”
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