The Trump administration has just extended sanctions relief to Iran under terms of the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by former President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry.
The Trump administration is required to send a certification of Iran’s compliance with the deal every 90 days to Congress, and they just did for the first time of Trump’s presidency, saying they could see no signs that Iran is faltering under its commitments.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the letter to Speaker Paul Ryan, saying that “Iran is compliant through April 18th with its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.”
This goes completely against what Trump has stated in the past, who has said that the deal “posed a direct national security threat.” He even called it “the dumbest deal perhaps I’ve ever seen in the history of deal-making.”
“He negotiated a disastrous deal with Iran, and then we watched them ignore its terms, even before the ink was dry,” Trump said.
Well, that was Campaigner-in-Chief Trump. President Trump’s administration just admitted the deal is working.
Not only did Trump wrongly state that Iran wasn’t abiding by its terms (which he now admits wasn’t true at all) but he also said he would do everything to “dismantle the deal.” That’s another campaign promise Trump has broken.
“My number-one priority is to dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran.”
Trump never really mentioned specifically what he didn’t like about the deal, other than hinting that the United States shouldn’t be providing sanctions relief to a state power that openly supports terrorists. But, that’s precisely what Trump just did.
The Trump administration must like the deal because they just approved further sanctions relief in order for Iran to promise not to build nuclear weapons.
Where is the Republican outrage now?