The Obama Administration’s nuclear deal with Iran was an embarrassing disaster that put the whole world at risk.
Now, President Donald Trump is doing something about it.
Speaking from the White House this afternoon, Trump announced that the United States was taking the first steps toward officially leaving the 2015 Iran nuclear pact.
Trump’s decision comes as no surprise as he has voiced his displeasure with the agreement, and there is mounting evidence that Iran has not curtailed its nuclear ambitions at all.
Despite intense pressure from European allies to stay in the deal, Trump remained steadfast in his decision to pull out of what he called a “very badly negotiated” arrangement.
And “badly negotiated” is putting it lightly.
It’s become clear that former President Barack Obama got absolutely swindled by the Iranians, who received billions in unfrozen assets in exchange for basically nothing.
In fact, early last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country had documents that prove Iran had a secret nuclear weapons program and has archived the materials in a secret compound.
That may have been the last piece of evidence Trump needed to nix the deal.
In January, Trump waived a raft of sanctions against Iran as required by Congress every 120 days, essentially keeping the nuclear deal in place. But he warned that “this is a last chance” and asked “European countries to join with the United States in fixing significant flaws in the deal.”
Trump has also been facing sabotage from former Obama officials who are desperate to keep the U.S. in the deal.
As reported by America Uncensored, former Obama Administration Secretary of State John Kerry had been holding secret meetings with Iran. Kerry twice met with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and European leaders in recent months to strategize on ways to save the Iran nuclear deal… meetings that may have violated The Logan Act.
We will continue to follow this story as more details unfold.