It is likely that Donald Trump will pull out of the Iranian nuclear deal on May 12, just 5 days from today. The deal was not perfect by any one’s standards, but the flaws were blown way out of proportions by Republicans in Congress. Trump has used this, and almost everything else negotiated by Obama (and other presidents) as terrible. The response from Iran is unknown to the US pullout. Our allies, France, Germany and the UK, have all been trying to keep Trump in the agreement.
The deal is working and Iran is in compliance. Only Benjamin Netanyahu, the president of Israel, is against the agreement. It will impact our negotiations with North Korea, who will see the US as a country which can not be trusted. One president makes deals and the next one breaks the deal when the other side is in compliance.
I hope I’m wrong. If not, I would list this as the worst decision of the Trump administration, followed by the pull out of Paris Climate Accords. The third on the list, is the very brazen efforts by EPA Director, Scott Pruitt, and Interior Department Secretary, Ryan Zinke, not to protect the environment or the interior, but to let the fossil fuel companies to do what they want, in the guise of deregulation. I believe the EPA should be changed to EDA, or Environment Destruction Agency. As long as I’m criticizing Trump’s appointees, this last one, John Bolton, as National Security Adviser, would be best described as the person most capable of turning a small problem into a larger one, through inflammatory rhetoric.
I won’t go into any more details on the Iran Deal, as there is a lot of commentary on the Internet. I’ve included a link from Wikipedia below.
Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action