Report: Trump to rebuke Iran but won't call for sanctions that threaten nuclear deal

Donald Trump is expected to disavow the Iran nuclear deal in a speech on Friday denouncing the government in Tehran, but he will not call for the US to abandon the agreement, according to officials briefed on the president’s intentions, the Guardian reported.


European officials expressed relief that the White House speech did not appear to represent a US abrogation of the 2015 deal.


Since Trump signaled in recent months that he did not want to constantly certify to Congress a deal which he detested, European diplomats have been lobbying intensively in Washington to stop the US walking out of the accord entirely.


“Of all the places it could have been on the spectrum, this is very much at the better end,” one European official told the Guardian.


First published: 10.13.17, 08:50