US President Donald Trump is being “delusional” about the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, says Democratic Senator Tim Kaine, accusing the Republican leader of undermining the international deal out of spite for his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama.
Trump claimed in a tweet on Wednesday that the Obama administration had paid Iran $150 billion to negotiate the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was signed between Tehran and six world powers – the US, the UK, France, China, Russia and Germany.
The businessman-turned-politician left the deal in May, arguing that it didn’t address Washington’s concerns regarding Iran’s nuclear energy and ballistic missile programs.
“President Trump is delusional and clearly has never read the Iran deal,” Kaine wrote on Twitter Wednesday.
“The Iran deal did not “give” Iran one penny; it released Iran’s own money frozen in bank accounts. It imposed restrictions and inspections…