Trump says he's decided what to do with Iran nuclear accord, but won't say what
AP Photo/Seth Wenig
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he has decided whether he will keep the United States in the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran, but declined to reveal what his decision is.
Ahead of his bilateral meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, reporters shouted questions on what he plans to do with the deal, to which Russia, China and several European states are also party.
Trump responded that "I have decided," and when asked to elaborate, smiled and said to the reporters "I'll tell you what the decision is," before they were ushered from the room.
Trump and Abbas are meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, ahead of Abbas' speech to the annual forum.
Shortly afterward, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani made his own address to the plenum, seeming to label Trump's administration "rogue newcomers to the world of politics".
Trump promised to deal up the accord -- which curtailed Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief -- and in July told the Wall Street Journal that he would be "surprised" if Iran was found to be complying with the deal when he next has to make a determination on the matter on October 15.
While the White House wants to confront Iran over its ballistic missile program and support for proscribed groups across the Middle East, there is no consensus on whether the US should back away from the nuclear deal.
Doing so could provoke an international crisis, infuriating allies in Europe and setting up confrontation with powerful Iranian forces and proxies from Yemen to the Strait of Hormuz.
(AFP contributed to this report)
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scrap it. sanction them back until the $100 mil the terrorist Obama gave them is gone. cut them off from the global banking system.
The People of Biafra love Trump and Netanyahu