Trump to reveal tough new Iran strategy

Addis Ababa, October 13, 2017 (FBC) -US President Donald Trump is expected to set out a more confrontational strategy towards Iran, accusing it of pursuing "death and destruction".

It is thought he will focus on its non-nuclear activities, particularly those of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), accused of supporting terrorism.

The new strategy calls for stricter enforcement of the 2015 nuclear deal.

He is expected to refuse to certify to Congress that Iran is complying with the deal.

Official sources have told the Associated Press Mr Trump will say Iran is living up to the letter of the agreement but also that the deal is fatally flawed.

While he may not ask for sanctions to be re-imposed, he may urge Congress to approve tough new requirements for Tehran to continue to benefit from sanctions relief.

Mr Trump is under pressure at home and abroad not to scrap the deal under which Iran agreed to freeze its nuclear programme in return for the partial lifting of sanctions.

During last year's election campaign he pledged to throw out the agreement concluded under his predecessor, Barack Obama.

Source: BBC

Posted by Amare Asrat