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Trump Decides on Extending Iran Sanctions Relief Again

  • White House plans to announce Trump’s decision on Friday
  • President saw Europeans as weak on Iran’s protest crackdown
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The Risks of Breaking the Iran Nuclear Deal

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President Donald Trump has decided to extend sanctions relief for Iran, leaving the 2015 nuclear accord intact and giving the White House and Congress more time to forge legislation imposing new restrictions on the Islamic Republic, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Trump’s decision, which wasn’t set until late in the day Thursday, follows the advice of his entire national security team, including National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.