Trump Expected to 'Decertify' the Iran Deal
by Matthew RJ Brodsky
ClearCut with Derricke Dennis / i24News
October 6, 2017
Matthew RJ Brodsky joins i24News Senior National Corespondent Michael Shure on "ClearCut" with Derricke Dennis to discuss President Trump's recent seemingly offhand "calm before the storm" remark and the differing viewpoints in the president's Cabinet on how to handle the upcoming Iran deal decision. They also explore how the political decision will be seen abroad and how it will impact Israel.
Brodsky explains that the public views of Trump's Cabinet are not inconsistent with the president's expected plan to withhold certification to Congress because doing so doesn't, by itself, kill the deal. While much media attention has been paid to the internal divisions in the Trump administration, the real story pertaining to the nuclear deal is the divide on the political Right between those who want to fix it and those who want to walk away. The move to decertify is all about reestablishing a measure of U.S. leverage that President Obama squandered when he sealed the defective nuclear deal in 2015. Trump hopes to use the new leverage to improve America's negotiating position.