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Trump extending Iran sanctions relief but that's it

Staff Writer |
President Donald Trump said he is extending sanctions relief to Iran under the 2015 nuclear deal, but for the last time.

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He said he's waiving nuclear sanctions under the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action upon advice from his advisers. He said remaining in the pact will give Congress more time to come up with bipartisan legislation regarding Iran.

The JCPOA "gave Iran far too much in exchange for far too little. The enormous financial windfall the Iranian regime received because of the deal - access to more than $100 billion, including $1.8 billion in cash - has not been used to better the lives of the Iranian people.

"Instead, it has served as a slush fund for weapons, terror, and oppression, and to further line the pockets of corrupt regime leaders. The Iranian people know this, which is one reason why so many have taken to the streets to express their outrage."

Trump said that any legislation regarding Iran must demand international inspections when requested at all sites, must ensure Iran doesn't come close to possessing a nuclear weapon, must not have any expiration Nuclear Iranand must state that long-range missile and nuclear weapons programs are inseparable.


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