Enforce the Iran deal. Violate the Iran deal. Leave it to Congress. Do nothing.
Donald Trump has an array of options before him when he assumes the
presidency on Jan. 21, according to supporters and opponents of the
deal. Reached last year between Iran and six major powers led by the
United States, it rolled back Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for
The open question – as are so many questions about his intentions – is
what does the next leader of the free world want to do? Trump’s
peregrinations were evident when he spoke last March to the American
Israel Public Affairs Committee’s policy conference, and claimed –
literally minutes apart – that he both planned to enforce the deal, and
also to scrap it.
“My number-one priority is to dismantle the
disastrous deal with Iran,” Trump said then, and a few moments later:
“We will enforce it like you’ve never seen a contract enforced before,
folks, believe me.”
Trump appears more recently to be leaning more in the direction of enforcement over scrapping.