Prior to the congressionally mandated deadline Monday, President Donald Trump is expected to recertify Iranian compliance with the Iran nuclear agreement, according to reports from The Washington Examiner and The Weekly Standard.
The decision, which continues to provide Iran relief from sanctions in exchange for their alleged fulfillment of the terms of the deal, follows an intense internal debate over the pros and cons of recertification.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have recently urged Trump to refuse certification.
As a presidential candidate, Trump pledged to “tear up” the deal. In a March 2016 speech before AIPAC, Trump said, “My number one priority is to dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran.”
Aides classify the president’s support for recertification as grudging, noting that he could change his position prior to next week’s deadline.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has advocated for this month’s recertification, three months after its last deadline in April.
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