"Iran has repeatedly insisted that it does not seek nuclear arms, but says it will not give up the ability to enrich uranium for energy and research reactors.
Instead of withdrawing outright, Trump will ask Congress to amend a law that gives lawmakers some oversight over the deal.
The Trump administration will ask Congress to add new conditions for U.S. cooperation that would address Iranian ballistic missile development as well as alleged support for terrorist or extremist groups in Lebanon, Yemen and elsewhere, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters during a briefing ahead of the president’s address. The administration also wants to address “sunset clauses” in the deal that allow Iran to resume certain nuclear activities beginning eight years after the deal went into effect in 2015.
Tillerson called that a “countdown clock to when Iran can have a nuclear program again.”
These new “trigger points” would draw lines for Iran that are separate from the deal itself, Tillerson said.
If the amendment is approved by Congress and Iran fails to meet the new requirements, the U.S. could impose new sanctions that would effectively break the deal." washpost
Iran is in compliance with JCPOA. The IAEA has repeatedly said so. Tillerson says so. Mattis says so. Nevertheless, DJT stated today that Iran is not in compliance with the "spirit" of the deal.
What is evidently meant by the "spirit" of the deal is Iranian willingness to obey the United States.
Among the striking things in this speech was DJT's stated intention to pressure IC analysts to accept his view of Iranian actions.
I will post this now and watch the fur fly before posting further on the subject to sum up my own views and argument in the matter of Iran. pl