Trump expected to stay the course on Iran deal but add new penalties

The Washington Post: President Trump faces a deadline Friday to say whether he will continue to exempt Iran from a suite of tough economic sanctions under the landmark international nuclear deal he has called an embarrassment for the United States.

The administration said Thursday that it plans additional sanctions that are separate from those covered under the international nuclear deal with Iran, an indication that Trump is unlikely to break it now, despite his opposition.

Trump’s top national security advisers met with him Thursday at the White House. Announcement of the decision was expected later Friday. If those sanctions are reimposed, the United States would automatically violate the deal brokered by Trump’s predecessor that lifted the sanctions in exchange for a rollback of Iran’s nuclear development program.

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