President Trump made good on his promise to decertify the Iran Nuclear Deal yesterday…sort of.
Rather than move with the stroke of his pen like he did on Obamacare, he took a similar strategy as on DACA and demanded members of Congress level massive sanctions on Iran within 60 days.
And if they don’t, he’ll kill the deal himself.
That’s a fairly solid shot across the bow in contrast to the previous administration marked more by appeasement of dictatorships than any other official policy.
What’s more, the move puts liberals in a difficult position either to go along or appear to be complicit in the further nuclearization of a regime hell-bent on destroying Israel.
Here’s more from Redstate…
President Trump announced on Friday that he’ll decertify the horrid Iran nuclear deal, put into place by former horrid President Barrack Obama.
No, he’s not ending the agreement, which would be so much better, but he’s giving Congress 60 days to crackdown on Tehran.
“We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence, more terror and the very real threat of Iran’s nuclear breakout,” Mr. Trump said. “Iran is not living up to the spirit of the deal.”
Calling it a “long overdue step,” the president also said he would be instructing the Treasury Department to sanction Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps over its support of terrorism in the Middle East.
“History has shown the longer we ignore a threat, the more dangerous that threat becomes,” the president said.
Yeah, he’s not wrong.
“As we have seen in North Korea, the longer we ignore a threat, the worse that threat becomes,” he said.
His action will have no immediate impact on the six-nation agreement that calls for Iran to submit to international nuclear inspectors in exchange for lifting of economic sanctions.
“This is purely an internal domestic decision,” said Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson.
“He’s saying we’ll try,” Mr. Tillerson said.