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Pompeo's most immediate challenge will not be rebuilding the department and restoring morale; it will be dealing with an acute foreign policy crisis that is largely of the president's own making – the Iran nuclear deal.Pompeo will have to tackle a genuine foreign policy challenge soon. Before Trump even sits down with Kim at the negotiating table to discuss a nuclear deal, the administration will have to decide how to handle the pre-existing deal with Tehran.That means by May 12 the United States is set to pull out of the agreement, which could lead Iran to do the same and restart its nuclear program.To understand the virtues of the Iran deal, recall that a quarter-century ago, the United States was negotiating a nuclear accord with Pyongyang.At that point, North Korea had a nuclear program but no nuclear weapons. Pompeo should recognize that his job as secretary of state will be to solve problems, not produce them, and he should preserve the Iran accord and spend his time on North Korea.In any case, whatever Pompeo said about the Iran deal months ago is now ancient history.
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