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Trump abides by Iran deal for now as pressure builds to stay in - ABC News

The Trump administration has signed off on a new round of waivers of the sanctions against Iran that will keep the U.S. in compliance with the Iran nuclear deal, a senior administration official confirmed, as the president determines what to do next ...and more »

US extends waivers on Iran sanctions but warns it's an interim move - Washington Post

The United States on Thursday waived sanctions on Iran in what was characterized as a holding action until the White House decides next month whether to continue with the landmark nuclear agreement by certifying Iran is meeting its commitments. At the ...and more »

Trump Signals He Will Choose Approach on Iran That Preserves Nuclear Deal - New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump kept the Iran nuclear deal alive on Thursday as a critical deadline lapsed, a sign that he is stepping back from his threat to abandon an agreement he repeatedly disparaged. He is moving instead to push back on Iran's ...and more »

Iran Nuclear Deal Critics Push Plan for 'Global Economic Embargo' - Foreign Policy (blog)

An Iranian woman walks past a mural depicting a revolver bearing the colours of the US national flag and spread on the wall of the former US embassy in Tehran, on September 2, 2015, during the inauguration ceremony of a memorial plaque bearing one ...and more »

The US Is Testing Support for Extending Iran Nuclear Limits - Bloomberg

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is consulting U.S. allies in Europe as he seeks a way to toughen restrictions on Iran's nuclear program a month before President Donald Trump faces a deadline to decide whether to walk away from what he's called “the ...and more »

Access To Military Sites Debated As White House Reconsiders Iran Nuclear Deal - NPR

Two deadlines are approaching that may signal the fate of the 2015 nuclear agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The agreement saw Iran sharply curtail its nuclear program and allow extensive inspections in return for the lifting ...and more »

SitRep: Iranian, North Korean and American Nukes All Under Review - Foreign Policy (blog)

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Iran day. Today's the day President Donald Trump decides whether to again waive economic sanctions against Iran, something he's expected to do for the second time in his presidency despite a professed hatred of the ...and more »

SitRep: Putin Pines for Trump's Attention; Mattis Reviewing Nukes - Foreign Policy (blog)

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Putin wanted to make up. Russian President Vladimir Putin offered the Trump administration a sweeping proposal to reset the U.S.-Russian relationship back in April, according to documents obtained by Buzzfeed's John ...and more »

For Trump, success in the Middle East requires defanging Iran - Washington Examiner

The Trump administration has been engaged in recent months in an exhaustive review of its Iran policy. Such an assessment is most needed, as the Islamic Republic gained much during the Obama years, projecting its power in all corners of the Middle East ...and more »

Trump's case against the Iran nuclear deal has very little to do with nuclear weapons - Vox

Ever since taking office, President Donald Trump has been itching to cancel the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran. In February, he tweeted that Iran “has been formally PUT ON NOTICE,” while also grousing about the “terrible deal” his ...and more »