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Trump Expected To "Decertify" Iran Nuclear Deal Soon: Report


Last update: 06/10/2017

WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Bernama) -- US President Donald Trump has planned to announce next week that he will "decertify" the landmark Iran nuclear deal, a move that could lead to the potential collapse of the agreement, China's Xinhua news agency reported citing media reports on Thursday.

Trump was expected to roll out a broader US strategy on Iran, in which his decision on the nuclear deal was an important part, said officials on condition of anonymity.

On Oct 15, Trump is due to testify to Congress whether Tehran is complying with the deal and whether it remains in the US interests in sticking to it.

If he decides it is not, it could open the way for US lawmakers to reimpose sanctions, leading to the potential collapse of the agreement.

Trump has long criticised the Iran nuclear pact, a signature deal reached between Iran and the world six powers of Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States plus Germany in July 2015.....