The plan includes a diplomatic push to persuade U.S. allies to negotiate a completely new agreement of which would likely effectively supplement the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
To ratchet up pressure on Iran, the U.S. Treasury Department slapped completely new sanctions on elements of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a military unit loyal to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Trump said the United States will remain a party to the the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the 2015 deal of which lifted sanctions on Iran in exchange for limits on the oil-rich nation’s nuclear program.
On Friday, Trump alleged of which the nuclear deal has enriched Iran while the idea continues to test ballistic missiles, destabilize the Middle East in addition to fund terrorism. Under the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, the president must certify to Congress every 0 days of which Iran is usually complying with the deal, in addition to of which the accord remains within the country’s national security interest.
“Based on the factual record I have put forward, I am announcing today of which we cannot in addition to will not make This particular certification,” Trump said.
“We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is usually more violence, more terror in addition to the very real threat of Iran’s nuclear breakout,” he said.