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Was President Trump right to continue waiving the sanctions against Iran?

Screenshot from Bloomberg Politics' YouTube video: Trump Calls on Europeans to Help Make Changes to Iran Deal

Despite President Trump’s constant criticisms of the Iran Nuclear Deal, he again waived some of the economic sanctions against them. He did have the Treasury Department sanction a combination of 14 people and agencies in Iran. The administration is going to attempt to work with Europe on fixing the problems in the deal and also try to get them to be tougher on the country.

The president made it clear that this will be the last time he waives the sanctions. In a statement, the president said, “This is a last chance. In the absence of such an agreement, the United States will not again waive sanctions in order to stay in the Iran nuclear deal.” The administration will not include Iran in the negotiations, even though that goes against the wishes of the United Nations and Europe.

The reason the president has to continue to waive the sanctions is that Congress made it a condition of accepting the deal President Obama made with Iran. This now gives everyone until April to find a resolution to this situation, or we will see if President Trump is true to his word about this being the last time. The question that comes to mind is: Was President Trump right to continue waiving the sanctions against Iran?

Bloomberg Politics: Trump Calls on Europeans to Help Make Changes to Iran Deal

The Issue

Was President Trump right to continue waiving the sanctions against Iran? Did he make the smart decision by giving people more time to negotiate a fix to the deal? Or, should he have killed the deal like he promised to do during the campaign?

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