Trump Decertification of Iran Nuclear Deal Unrelated to National Security

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Trump's Decertification of Iran Nuclear Deal Unrelated to National Security

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

On Friday, Trump's address on decertifying, not abandoning, the Iran nuclear deal was an exercise in serial lying. More on his disgraceful remarks below.

He wants the nuclear deal amended to include Iran's ballistic missile program and removal of the sunset clause. If not, "the deal will be terminated," he said.

He announced tough (illegal) sanctions on Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), falsely accusing it of supporting terrorism.

More congressional sanctions could follow decertification. Trump wants them tough enough to kill the deal. He won't get what he wants. 

Most congressional members likely want the agreement preserved. So do the other P5+1 countries and world community – other than Israel, Saudi Arabia, and other despotic Gulf monarchies. Ending the
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