President Trump will unveil his strategy for dealing with Iran in a White House address Friday. The president is expected to refuse to certify that Iran is complying with the landmark nuclear agreement, but stop short of tearing it up. Instead, he is expected to give Congress the power to re-impose sanctions against Iran.
President Trump will sanction members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, and say Iran nuclear deal is no longer in America’s best interest. His national security team has scrambled to stop him from tearing up that deal. On Friday he’ll ask Congress and the secretary of state to fix it. This is a high-stakes gamble aimed at unraveling President Obama’s signature foreign policy achievement.
Chief of Staff John Kelly said Thursday that U.S. forces are poised to reign in Iran’s destabilizing behavior in the Middle East.
“We have footprints on the ground,…