Trump Decertification Would Harm US Int’l Credibility

Trump Decertification Would Harm US Int’l Credibility

US President Donald Trump’s refusal to certify the Iran deal could further erode American credibility in the world of politics, a former US State Department official warned on Saturday. Speaking at The New Yorker Festival, Wendy Sherman, US undersecretary of state for political affairs in the previous administration of Barack Obama, said if Trump decides to not certify the deal and “kick it over to Congress”, the measure could have a negative impact. “Decertification will have an effect on the trust deficit,” Sherman said, United Press International reported. “There are eight reports Iran has complied with the deal [to roll back its nuclear program], and it’s a multilateral agreement … Why, then, would North Korea talk with us?” Sherman was speaking on a panel featuring North Korea analysts and a journalist, each of whom have had extensive contact with the reclusive country through negotiations or travel to the country.


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