#IranDeal “The relief granted to Iran in January 2016 was largely done through executive action, so Trump could easily withdraw the U.S. with the stroke of a pen”

THE HILL
Trump administration could imperil Iran deal
by Katie Bo Williams
November 11, 2016

President Obama’s signature nuclear deal with Iran could be put in peril when President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January, nuclear policy experts and lobbyists say. After Trump’s election on Tuesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rushed to tell his Cabinet that the deal “cannot be overturned by one government’s decision.” But both supporters and opponents of the agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), say that Republicans in control of the White House and Congress could take immediate steps to undermine the deal. “They have a lot of options for how they want to undo the deal. They have two houses of Congress and a compliant president,” said Dr. Jeffrey Lewis, who specializes in nonproliferation deals at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. READ MORE

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