Trump Recertifies Iran Nuclear Deal, but Only Reluctantly

July 17, 2017

Author: 

Peter Baker

Publication: 

New York Times

The Trump administration notified Congress that Iran is in compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), allowing for the continued suspension of nuclear-related sanctions. The administration is required to notify Congress of Iran's compliance every 90 days and this marks the second time that the Trump administration has done so. In certifying Iran's compliance, administration officials emphasized that they intend to toughen JCPOA enforcement and apply new sanctions on Iran for its support of terrorism and other destabilizing activities. The president told his security team that he would not certify Iran's compliance with the JCPOA indefinitely.