President Trump seems to be approaching his role as less of a diplomatic position and more of a watchdog type job. To that end, he’s been patching up the holes left in the American defense system and getting the United States in a defensible position.
One of the problems he’s attempting to right is with the Middle East’s nuclear availability.
The Trump administration is considering re-imposing a massive set of economic sanctions on Iran that were lifted by the Obama administration as part of the landmark nuclear agreement that gave Tehran billions in economic support, according to U.S. officials who told the Washington Free Beacon that Iran’s military buildup and disregard for international law could prompt U.S. reprisal.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Congress in a letter sent Tuesday that Iran is complying with requirements for its nuclear program imposed under the nuclear accord. However, Tillerson emphasized that Iran continues to be the world’s leading state sponsor of terror.
Tehran’s malign activities across the Middle East and elsewhere have prompted the Trump administration to place all aspects of the nuclear agreement under critical review, which is viewed by some as a first step to nixing some controversial aspects of the accord, including the massive sanctions relief package.
Fox News brought in and expert to talk about the implications of this deal.
Essentially it seems that this was done by the Obama administration as a deal that would give them a short term pay off for the purpose of public opinion. The international deals that were built on Obama’s agreement with Iran are going to make for an incredibly difficult transition if this isn’t dealt with very carefully. Thankfully, we are not the ones with the most to lose, the overgrown tyrants are.
(Source: Washington Free Beacon)