Here's Why Trump Didn't Kill The Iran Deal

Mehdi Behkish

Senior officials in the Donald Trump administration have said that both Trump and Tillerson are certifying that the Regime is legally complying with the nuclear deal while defaulting on the spirit of the agreement. The decision preserves the status quo even though President Donald Trump says it's a bad deal that mustn't stand as is.

If carried out, the move against the Revolutionary Guards would come with risks, Iran's military warned.

In making the certification, an official said, "the secretary of state and the president intend to emphasize that Iran remains one of the most risky threats to USA interests and to regional stability, and to highlight the range of malign activities".

The economic penalties target at least 16 individuals and entities the Treasury Department said have supported "illicit Iranian actors or transnational criminal activity".

The Obama administration insisted the provisions would slow the time it would take Iran to produce nuclear weapons.

"Never, ever, ever, in my life have I seen any transaction so incompetently negotiated as our deal with Iran", Trump said September 9, 2015, during a Tea Party rally.

The White House claims Iran is in "technical compliance" with the JCPOA's terms, but this sounds like a bit of legal legerdemain that allows the administration to say two things at once: Iran is bound by the agreement it's openly flouting.

The Trump administration is likely to re-certify Iran's compliance with the nuclear weapons agreement, keeping a deal in place which the president has harshly criticized. "And that narrow approach led us to overlook some of the broader, malign behaviors that the Iranian regime conducted, particularly in its region", the official said.

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"There are no communications between myself and Secretary Tillerson", he said.

Trump denounced the deal during his campaign and promised to renegotiate it and get tough on Iran.

Since early last week, Trump's administration had been prepared to make the certification, a quarterly requirement. Iran is subject to global inspections under the deal.

Pressed on whether the administration views Iran as a legitimate interlocutor or if they want to be dealing with a different regime, the first official replied, "What we're focused on right now is trying to see a change in the behavior of the Iranian regime".

However, worldwide inspectors have not been allowed to inspect the hidden nuclear sites that were uncovered by the Iranian Resistance group, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

Others in the administration, including Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo and senior strategist Steve Bannon, have argued against the deal.

As a result, he said, the Office of Foreign Asset Control "has been reluctant to provide straight-forward answers to those who want to do business with Iran because it was anxious that a straight-forward answer would undermine the sanctions" that have not been lifted.

The agreement was opposed by most Republicans, specially hawks who argued the administration had squandered a chance to compel the Iranian government reeling under the debilitating effects of the sanctions to give up its nuclear programme entirely instead of settling on a temporary freeze.

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