Trump signals U.S. might pull out of the Iran nuclear deal

Oct 06, 2017, 4:46 AM EDT
(Source: The White House/flickr)
(Source: The White House/flickr)

According to several U.S. media outlets, President Donald Trump is set to walk away from the 2015 international nuclear deal with Iran on the grounds that Tehran has failed to live up to the spirit of the landmark Obama-era accord.

Trump’s cryptic warning of “the calm before the storm,” following his meeting with military leaders triggered speculations, with media houses later confirming that the remarks alluded to Iran nuke deal, which Trump might not certify by deadline October 15, notes the BBC.

Trump’s refusal to endorse the deal would put a “delicately balanced” Congress in charge to decide whether to reimpose sanctions on Iran, writes The Guardian. A collapse of the agreement could spark a tense standoff in the Middle East at a time when the U.S. grapples with the North Korea crisis.