In a move sure to cause mixed emotions with Trump’s core support, the Trump administration has reversed its position on Iran.
According to an AP News report:
The Trump administration has notified Congress that Iran is complying with the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama, and it has extended the sanctions relief given to the Islamic Republic in exchange for curbs on its atomic program.
During the run up to the election, Trump often lambasted President Obama for what he called a “dumb” and “dangerous” deal.
He often boasted that he would be tougher, and able to work out a better deal than what was already on the table.
However, in a letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan sent late Tuesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the administration has undertaken a full review of the agreement to evaluate whether continued sanctions relief is in the national interest. Tillerson notes that Iran remains a leading state sponsor of terrorism and that President Donald Trump had ordered the review with that in mind.
Well, at least they’re staying honest about who Iran is.
Details are still sketchy, and not much else has been released from the letter to Congress. Moving forward, it will be interesting to see how the Trump administration’s views of Iran may further evolve.