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Trump decertifies Iran nuclear deal, but doesn't end agreement

Trump decertifies Iran nuclear deal, but doesn't end agreement
From CBC - October 13, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump will not certify that Iran is complying with the terms of a nuclear deal forged in 2015.

In a speech from Washington, D.C., Trump outlined a history of a "sponsorship of terrorism," pointing specifically to attacks against the United States.

Trump said the deal was "one of the worst" and most "one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into"and arguedthe sanctions lifted by the deal gave the country's leaders a "lifeline" when they were in financial trouble, which was used to fund violence and terrorism.

He saidthe deal delivered weak inspections in exchange for no more than a temporary delay in Iran's path to nuclear weapons.

"Based on the factual record I have put forward, I amannouncing today that we cannot and will not make thiscertification," Trump said.

He said his administration will seek to counter the Iranianregime's destabilizing activities and will impose additional sanctionsto block its financing of terrorism. Those sanctions especially target Iran's Revolutionary Guard.

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