On Friday, President Trump will largely wash his hands of the nuclear deal reached with Iran, Russia, China, and three European countries, according to a summary released by the White House late Thursday. Trump has long railed against the deal, grudgingly certifying Iran’s compliance two times, and by announcing he is neither certifying it again nor trying to amend it for now, he will leave it up to Congress whether to impose deal-wrecking sanctions. Trump is encouraging Congress to establish “trigger points” for reintroducing sanctions, but it is unclear if Congress will muster agreement to do anything. The new Iran strategy is a compromise between Trump and his national security officials, who favored sticking with the Iran deal.
— The Hill (@thehill) October 13, 2017