President Trump is imminently planning to announce a massive reversal in United States foreign policy, in a clear attempt to further Trump’s attack on former President Obama’s legacy. That reversal, will be Trump announcing an end to the international nuclear deal with Iran that was formed under the Obama administration.
If Trump really ends this Iran deal, it will end up being his absolute worst foreign policy move ever, which we will cover below. Trump is allegedly going to give a speech next week, where he will say that it is not in the national interest of the United States to hold up the deal with Iran, which will force Congress to deal with the issue.
Ending the deal with Iran, will likely result in the resumption of U.S. sanctions against Iran and will of course release the country from its agreement to limit nuclear activities that was agreed to in 2015 with five other nations. Trump’s senior national security advisers agreed that Trump should “decertify” the agreement on October 15th.
This will be a disastrous foreign policy move because it took former President Obama an immense amount of work to forge this deal in the first place. If the United States breaks this deal with Iran, it will signal to all other nations that a deal with our country means nothing, because no matter how good it is, it can be broken at any time.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis said just this Tuesday that he believes it is in US national security interest to remain in the Iran nuclear agreement, despite Trump’s wishes to end the deal. This will clearly show North Korea that they should not attempt to broker a deal with the U.S. over their nuclear program, as Trump may not keep up his end of the bargain.
It seems that Trump is determined to render all treaties and compacts between the United States and other sovereign nations null and void by overtly demonstrating that his administration has no interest whatsoever in abiding by the terms of any agreement that doesn’t directly benefit Trump himself, regardless of whether or not other parties are holding up their ends.