Corker: Trump Won’t Tear Up Nuclear Deal

Corker: Trump Won’t Tear Up Nuclear DealCorker: Trump Won’t Tear Up Nuclear Deal

US Senator Bob Corker cast doubt on Wednesday that president-elect Donald Trump will reverse the Iran nuclear deal, saying such a decision would distract his fledgling administration in its first days.

Corker instead suggested that the president-elect take a milder approach, working across the congressional aisle to review the agreement in its current form.

“I don’t think he will tear it up and I don’t think that’s the way to start. I think what he should do is build consensus with these other countries that [Iran is] definitely violating the agreement,” Corker told CNN. “He’s going to have Congress with him on that. I think that’s a much better approach.”

The UN nuclear agency, which is tasked with verifying Iran’s adherence to the nuclear deal, has repeatedly confirmed that the country is sticking to the terms of the accord.

The deal is an international agreement between Iran and six world powers, including the United States, China and Russia, that aims to rein in the nation’s nuclear stockpile. It became a serious point of contention between Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the race to the White House.

“I think there’s going to be strong bipartisan support for really pushing back on the [alleged] violations that Iran is committing right now,” Corker added.


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