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Trump Intends to ‘Revise’ Nuclear Deal

Trump Intends to ‘Revise’ Nuclear Deal Trump Intends to ‘Revise’ Nuclear Deal

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump does not plan to "get rid of" Iran's nuclear deal but he will "revise" it if he wins the White House in the 2016 presidential election, said his foreign policy advisor.

Walid Phares made the comments in a recent interview with conservative news and opinion website the Daily Caller.

Iran and world powers, including the United States, reached an agreement last year, which put an end to over a decade of dispute over Tehran's nuclear program.

Tehran says Washington is only one of the parties to the agreement and the GOP candidate is in no position to speak of "renegotiating" a deal endorsed by the UN Security Council.

In order to appeal to Republican voters, Trump had spoken of "killing" the deal as president on his first day in office.

Phares tried to clarify Trump's stance on Iran, saying, "No, he's not going to get rid of an agreement that has the institutional signature of the United States."

Calling him "a man of institutions", Phares echoed the real estate tycoon's previous claims about making the deal better.

"He is a man of institutions. But he's going to look back at it in the institutional way. So he is not going to implement it as it is; he is going to revise it after negotiating one on one with Iran or with a series of allies."

"He's said so far that he doesn't like this deal and that it was poorly negotiated," said Trump's advisor.

"Once elected, he's going to renegotiate it after talking through it with his advisors."

After the deal was clinched in Vienna on July 14, 2015, the Republican-controlled Congress spared no efforts to dismantle it but faced resistance from Obama.

In his interview, Phares spoke of the possibility for Trump to send the agreement to the US Congress.

"One of the clear possibilities is he will send it back to Congress," Phares said.

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