It is widely expected that later this week President Trump will refuse to certify Iran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal. Many reports also suggest that the White House is in something of a bind because the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) claims Iran is complying with the deal. But it also says there are serious problems with the IAEA’s ability to police Iran’s compliance.
More importantly, we know Iran is in fact cheating on the deal. German intelligence reports have documented dozens of cases of Iranian agents attempting to illegally purchase materials for its nuclear or missile programs.
Last year, German officials reported “32 procurement attempts… that definitely or with high likelihood were undertaken for the benefit of [Iranian] proliferation programs.”
If Iran was complying with the deal, why has it tried time and time again to buy banned materials?
The ayatollah’s regime cannot be trusted. Tehran has a long and well-documented history of violating virtually every major treaty or agreement it has signed. The 2015 nuclear deal is no exception.
The Trump Administration should not be bound by an agreement Iran is not honouring.
Gary Bauer – Director of the CUFI Action Fund