President Donald Trump walks to the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 2, 2018.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who Monday presented what he claimed was evidence of a secret Iranian nuclear weapons program, may have added fuel to a looming foreign policy crisis for the United States. On May 12, President Donald Trump is expected to decide to reimpose sanctions on Iran under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The 2015 agreement, signed by the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (including China and Russia), plus Germany, requires the American president to certify every three months that Iran's nuclear program is in compliance with the deal. The 2030 agreement end date is to the Trump administration a ticking time bomb; it believes Iran will lie in wait, springing into nuclear status 12 years from now.Trump has always wanted out of what he calls the "worst deal ever".Even if some signatories agree to reimpose sanctions, there is little to suggest Iran's ambitions have been severely thwarted by decades of sanctions anyway. Had they been fully effective, there'd have been no need for the nuclear deal in the first place.
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