January 11, 2018
A new report suggests that President Donald Trump’s national security advisor H.R. McMaster is rushing to save the deeply flawed nuclear Iran deal, which was seen as a hallmark of former President Obama’s legacy, ahead of Friday’s deadline for recertification.
“According to multiple sources, H.R. McMaster is reprising the role he played last fall: removing a legislative irritant from Trump so that the president can quietly remain in the deal,” wrote the Daily Beast.
President Trump has promised he would terminate the Iran nuclear deal.
On Friday, President Trump must decide whether he will waive — or extend — sanctions relief for key parts of the Iranian regime, such as Iran’s Central Bank, or allow them to be snapped back into place, which would put the United States in violation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Iran’s Central Bank funds Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which was designated as a terrorist entity by the U.S. Department of Treasury in October.
This article was posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7:24 am