President Donald Trump is required under the Iran deal to waive sanctions against Tehran again in May, which the administration said in January it had done for the last time. With Pompeo at the helm of the State Department, some believe that threat could easily become a reality.
President Trump fired Tillerson as Secretary of State over Iran deal disagreement (3).jpg
Trump wants an agreement with Britain, France and Germany – known as the “E3” – that will demand an end to Iran’s ballistic missile testing, which are not addressed by the nuclear deal; unrestricted access for UN nuclear inspectors to Iran’s military sites, which have in the past hosted nuclear weapons experimentation; and permanent caps on Iran’s enrichment of fissile material, which in the current deal sunset within 10 to 15 years.
So far, European powers have expressed a willingness to engage on all of Trump’s concerns – but remain adamant that the 2015 nuclear agreement must stay in place in its current form.