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President Trump’s Iran Deal Decision

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President Donald Trump is keeping even fellow world leaders in the dark on his plans for the Iran nuclear deal. “Prime Minister May [of the U.K.] asked him if he would share it with her and he said no,” U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters Wednesday. Trump is said to be exploring ways to not fully end the deal, but rather to try to toughen its conditions or shift the burden to Congress on whether to impose additional sanctions.

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“I didn’t know he was going to say today he made a decision. I knew he had, but I didn’t know he was going to say he had.”—Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to reporters Wednesday on Trump’s Iran deal comments

“I think it’s pretty difficult to say that the expectations of the parties who negotiated this agreement have been met. Perhaps the technical aspects have but in the broader context the aspiration has not.” —Tillerson to reporters, acknowledging Iran’s compliance with the technical aspects of the agreement

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