Sunday, October 8, 2017

Mr. President, Decertify the Iran Deal and Then Walk Away

Iran has never, not for a moment, been ‘transparently, verifiably, and fully implementing’ the JCPOA.
The question is not whether President Trump should decertify President Obama’s farcical Iran nuclear deal. Of course he should. Indeed, he must: Even if we set common sense to the side, federal law requires it.
Instead, there are two questions.
1. Why has President Trump recertified the deal, not once but twice?
This is shameful. Remember, Trump insisted throughout the 2016 campaign that the deal — formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — was the worst and most dangerous in the history of deals. Just two weeks ago, addressing the U.N. General Assembly, he described it as an “embarrassment” and “one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into.” Yet, under the statute that calls for presidential findings every 90 days, the president, in recertifying, represented to Congress and the American people (a) that Iran is “transparently, verifiably, and fully implementing the agreement” and (b) that continuing the JCPOA is “vital to the national security interests of the United States.”
These assertions insult the intelligence. --->
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