US Republican presidential candidate
Donald Trump does not plan to “get rid
of” Iran’s nuclear deal but he will “revise”
it if he wins the White House in the 2016
presidential election, said his foreign
policy advisor.
Walid Phares made the comments in a
recent interview with conservative news
and opinion website the Daily Caller.
Iran and world powers, including the
United States, reached an agreement last
year, which put an end to over a decade
of dispute over Tehran’s nuclear
Tehran says Washington is only one of the
parties to the agreement and the GOP
candidate is in no position to speak of
“renegotiating” a deal endorsed by the
UN Security Council.
In order to appeal to Republican voters,
Trump had spoken of “killing” the deal as
president on his first day in office.
Phares tried to clarify Trump’s stance on
Iran, saying, “No, he’s not going to get rid
of an agreement that has the institutional
signature of the United States.”
Calling him “a man of institutions”,
Phares echoed the real estate tycoon’s
previous claims about making the deal
“He is a man of institutions. But he’s
going to look back at it in the institutional
way. So he is not going to implement it
as it is; he is going to revise it after
negotiating one on one with Iran or with a
series of allies.”
“He’s said so far that he doesn’t like this
deal and that it was poorly negotiated,”
said Trump’s advisor.
“Once elected, he’s going to renegotiate it
after talking through it with his advisors.”
After the deal was clinched in Vienna on
July 14, 2015, the Republican-controlled
Congress spared no efforts to dismantle it
but faced resistance from Obama.
In his interview, Phares spoke of the
possibility for Trump to send the
agreement to the US Congress.
“One of the clear possibilities is he will
send it back to Congress,” Phares said.