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Trump’s Team Official: JCPOA on Life Support

Trump’s Team Official: JCPOA on Life SupportTrump’s Team Official: JCPOA on Life Support

The Iran nuclear agreement is “on life support”, incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said on Sunday, but he would not say whether, in the end, it might survive a Trump administration.

US president-elect, Donald Trump, campaigned on promises to “tear up” the historic deal that swapped sanctions relief for commitments from Iran to limit its nuclear activities. His rhetoric has softened somewhat recently, to include terms like “renegotiate” rather than “dismantle”.

“We all know that president-elect Trump doesn’t like the Iran deal, thinks it’s a terrible document,” Priebus said, Sputnik reported.

“However, the decision on what to do with the deal would be a collective one.”

Trump will get his Cabinet, the intelligence community and “everyone you’d want in the room making decisions about that particular document” and treaties like it.

When pressed on whether chucking the deal could still be considered a promise, Trump’s chief of staff said, “I think it’s on life support; I’ll put it that way, but I’m not here to declare one way or the other ultimately where this is going to go.”

 

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