180 House Dems ask Trump to certify Iran nuclear deal

At least 180 members of the US Congress have called on President Donald Trump to endorse the Iran nuclear deal, saying an American withdrawal from the pact would be against the interests of the United States and its allies.

Led by Florida Representative Ted Deutch and Representative North Carolina David Price, about 180 House Democrats signed a letter to Trump on Wednesday urging him to recertify the nuclear deal which is due mid-October, unless he can present “credible evidence of a material breach” of it by the Iranians.

The lawmakers wrote there has been no tangible evidence that Iran has violated any elements of the nuclear pact, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which puts some restriction on Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for eased political and economic sanctions.

The letter comes just days before Trump has to report to Congress on whether or not Iran is complying with the nuclear deal. If he…

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