Tue, 17 October 2017
Donald Trump announced a new "strategy" -- loosely defined -- for confronting Iran. Trump also will refuse to certify that Iran is implementing its commitments under the Iran nuclear deal, aka the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), throwing the issue back to Congress and (possibly) starting a second nuclear crisis.
Jeffrey and Aaron discuss why Congress created the requirement to certify the Iran nuclear deal, why Trump hates it, and what happens now.
Links of Note:
NPR full video and transcript of Trump's Iran speech.
Main and addendum text of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Text of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (INARA).
Jeffrey and Aaron can also be seen talking about this issue on Vice News Tonight (Season 2, Episode 4, October 16).