United States hints at the future of the Iranian nuclear deal

Trevor Jackson
October 7, 2017

Trump said "we must not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons", adding that the country has "not lived up to the spirit of their agreement".

Trump will give a major foreign policy speech on October 12, in which he will blame Iran for fuelling terrorism and causing instability throughout the Middle East. Opponents say, it went too far in easing sanctions without requiring Iran to end its nuclear program permanently.

Trump, who has previously described the deal as an "embarrassment" to the United States, has repeatedly said the agreement is not beneficial to the country.

Earlier, Trump issued a national security memorandum aimed at integration, sharing and use of national security threat actor information to protect Americans.

Trump's previous hot takes on North Korea came in September, when he referred to Kim Jong Un as "Rocket Man", and said the North Korean dictator had a "death wish" while speaking at the United Nations General Assembly.

During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Mattis was asked whether he believed it was now in the U.S. national security interest to remain in the agreement.

But Trump would hold off on recommending Congress reimpose sanctions on Iran, The Washington Post reported, citing four unidentified people "familiar with aspects of the president's thinking".

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Trump is expected to announce next week ahead of a deadline to report on whether Iran is complying with the agreement.

The comment came following a meeting between Trump and military leaders, during which both Iran and North Korea were reportedly discussed.

A couple of seconds later, POTUS pointed around the room and asked members of the pool, "You guys know what this represents?"

Under the terms of the current nuclear agreement, Trump has time until October 15 to certify Iran's compliance.

He responded: "You'll find out".

"Maybe it's the calm before the storm", he hinted.

Donald Trump has cryptically warned that we are living in the "calm before the storm" - but has refused to explain what that means.

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