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USA ambassador to the United Nations: nuclear deal with Iran 'in Congress's hands'

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Most Americans probably believe that complying with the hard-fought pact that forced curbs on Iranian nuclear weapons development in exchange for lifting the crushing worldwide sanctions against Iran is the official gauge that the deal is working. The sanctions are likely to be the main subject of discussion in an expected phone call between Mr. Trump and President Xi Jinping of China.

"I think Haley's speech really didn't offer us any alternative ways forward".

When the nuclear agreement was signed, the Obama Administration took Iran's non-nuclear activity - the missile development, the arms smuggling, the terrorism, the support for murderous regimes - and rolled it up into one UN Security Council resolution - 2231. She will also lay out a case for why President Trump would be justified to decline to certify Iran's compliance, as he is periodically required to do by law.

Though North Korea's Kim Jong Un is grabbing headlines, the nuclear weapons evil facing the United States has multiple horns - and available responses.

"If the President does not certify Iranian compliance, the Corker-Cardin law also tells us what happens next".

There's just one problem: the Obama administration was always clear to stress that the JCPOA was first and foremost a nonproliferation agreement, focused on preventing an Iranian bomb, not on fixing every problem in the U.S.

Despite US agitation at Iran's perceived breaching of the pact, Iran has said that it is willing to continue with the deal as long as its five other signatories remain committed.

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The Trump administration has faced two of the 90-day deadlines so far, and both times avoided the showdown and said Iran was meeting the conditions needed to keep enjoying sanctions relief. It's not about European security. Despite repeated IAEA reports verifying full Iranian compliance, the administration of US President Donald Trump has sought to portray Iran as being in violation of the accord. "This is not about anyone else", she said, a remark that left several European diplomats in the audience fuming.

"For advocates of the deal, everything in our relationship with the Iranian regime must now be subordinated to the preservation of the agreement", she observed. Many are concerned that North Korea is assisting the Islamic Republic in getting back into the nuclear race. We must consider its history of deception about its nuclear program.

Haley said if Trump chooses to declare Iran in violation, it would not automatically trigger a US withdrawal from the accord.

Forcing Congress to take a politically hard vote on the Iran nuclear accord would be similar to the president's recent decision on whether to save an Obama administration program shielding the children of immigrants from deportation. Trump's administration announced today the program "was being rescinded", but Congress would have six months to try to come up with a legislative fix.

Still, Ms. Haley emphasized that nothing had been decided. "What I am saying is, should he decide to decertify, he has grounds to stand on", Haley said on Tuesday.

Mark Dubowitz, chief executive of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, which has been pushing for precisely the decertification strategy Ms. Haley outlined, hailed the speech. "This is about what is in our national security interests".

Upon a finding that Iran is not complying, Congress would consider whether to reimpose US sanctions lifted as part of the agreement, and USA participation in the worldwide agreement would be in limbo.

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