Trump Push to Scrap Iran Deal Risks ‘Corrupting’ U.S. Intel Process

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President Donald Trump has made it clear that he thinks the international accord to reign in Iran’s nuclear program was the “worst deal ever.”  And he has twice reluctantly certified that Iran is in compliance.  But The Guardian is now reporting that the White House is pressuring intelligence officials to find that Iran is in violation of the 2015 nuclear deal, although no evidence of violation has been reported. The deal, signed by the U.S., Iran, and five other countries, has caused Iran to significantly reduce its nuclear program, in exchange for sanctions relief.

President Trump says he expects to declare Iran non-compliant by mid-October, the next time he is required to sign off on certification of the deal – the President, mandated by Congress, has to give his certification every 90 days.

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