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Trump Declares Harder Line on Iran Without Exiting Nuclear Deal

  • Designates Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as backer of terrorism
  • Says Iran ‘is not living up to the spirit of the deal’
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Trump: Iran Deal Will Be Terminated Without Fixes

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President Donald Trump declared a hardened stance toward Iran Friday as he refused to certify that the Islamic Republic is in compliance with the multinational accord to curb its nuclear program, though he stopped short of repudiating the pact.

Trump said the agreement wasn’t serving U.S. national security interests and that since the pact was reached in 2015 the Iranian regime’s aggression has only escalated. He promised new sanctions on Iran, particularly its hard-line Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and threatened to terminate the agreement unless parties to the deal address its shortcomings.