In Barack Obama’s two terms in office, one betrayal stood above the others.
The Iranian nuclear deal allowed the rogue regime in Tehran to march down the road to acquiring atomic weapons.
But it all got wiped away with one speech Donald Trump gave.
Trump delivered a speech where he outlined a new, tough strategy to take on Iran, which is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.
In it, he announced he was decertifying Obama’s nuclear deal and allowing the Treasury Department to sanction Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.
Decertifying the deal allows Congress to work out tough new trigger mechanisms and bench marks as well sanctions for Iran’s ballistic missile program.
“President Donald Trump announced Friday he will not certify Iran’s compliance with the Iran deal, effectively putting the ball in Congress’s court on whether to end the deal.
“I am announcing today that we cannot and will not make this certification. We will not continue down a path of whose predictable conclusion is more violence, more terror, and the very real threat of Iran’s nuclear breakout,” Trump said in a televised statement from the White House.
“History has shown that the longer we ignore a threat, the more dangerous that threat becomes,” he said.
Trump’s decertification now means Congress has 60 days to decide whether to reimpose sanctions that were lifted as part of the deal with Iran, reached under the Obama administration in 2015 and known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
If Congress imposes sanctions, it could be seen as a breach of the deal, and the U.S. may no longer be a party to the deal. If Congress does not impose sanctions, the deal could remain intact.
Trump said he has directed his administration to work with Congress to strengthen the deal and that some members of Congress are already working on a proposal.”
Conservatives were furious with Obama’s nuclear deal for two reasons.
Frist, it gave away the store to Iran.
Not only was the Iranian government allowed to remain on the path to developing a nuclear weapon, it aloes revealed $150 million in taxpayer money that could be used to fund terrorism.
Secondly, the deal violated the Constitutional right of Congress to ratify treaties.
Since Obama classified the deal as an “agreement” he end ran the Article I of the Constitution in order to cement this sell out of American national security.
And while Trump is giving Congress a chance to pass tough sanctions on Iran and slam the door on weak sports in Obama’s nuclear deal, Trump also said he could end the deal if Congress cannot pass legislation to his liking.
During the campaign, Trump promised to end the nuclear deal.
Decertifying the agreement and following the Constitution by observing Congresses power to legislate is the first step in not only making good on his word, but also strengthening our national security by observing the rule of law.