Breaking news just dropped, and the world is about to see what happens when a man keeps his promise.
The New York Times is reporting that President Trump will indeed pull the United States out of the Iran deal:
President Trump told President Emmanuel Macron of France on Tuesday morning that he plans to announce the withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, according to a person briefed on the conversation.
Mr. Trump’s decision unravels the signature foreign policy achievement of his predecessor, Barack Obama, isolating the United States among its allies and leaving it at even greater odds with its adversaries in dealing with the Iranians.
Breaking News: President Trump will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, he told the French president, fulfilling a campaign vow but alienating European allies https://t.co/nVSxQIVnm2
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 8, 2018
The significance of this move cannot be stressed enough.
President Trump isn’t just tearing up the Iran deal. He’s breaking a U.S. commitment to upholding an international agreement. And he’s pulling the U.S. away from our European allies.
But – and this is a big but – we knew this would happen. As a candidate, Trump promised to trash the Iran deal if elected president. Now he’s following through.
Now, the U.S. will reimpose all the previous sanctions the Obama Administration lifted as part of Iran curtailing its nuclear program.
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More from the NYT report: “The United States is preparing to reinstate all sanctions it had waived as part of the nuclear accord — and impose additional economic penalties as well, the person said.”
Here’s the thing: The Obama Administration was reckless in pursuing this deal and was never fully confident Iran would abide by the terms, but Obama enacted it unilaterally. The smarter move to guarantee its effectiveness would have been to have the Senate actually ratify the deal. Instead, Obama went it alone. Now, his most significant foreign policy achievement is about to meet the dumpster.
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