Trump lays out new US strategy on Iran
US President Donald Trump will outline a tougher U.S. strategy for countering Iran today that will seek to strengthen the enforcement of what he considers a flawed nuclear deal and deny funding for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
"It is time for the entire world to join us in demanding that Iran’s government end its pursuit of death and destruction," Trump said in a White House statement that laid out key elements of the strategy.
Trump is to deliver a speech at 12:45 p.m. EDT to announce a confrontational new approach to U.S. policy toward Iran. In a big shift, he is expected to say he will not certify Iran’s compliance with a 2015 nuclear accord.
The new strategy will include three key goals: Fixing the nuclear deal to make it harder for Iran to develop a weapon, addressing its ballistic missile program and countering Iranian activities that Washington says contribute to instability in the Middle East, Reuters reported.