Global Affairs

What Trump got right about the Iran deal

Scrapping the Iran nuclear agreement as threatened by the US President is problematic, but the truth is that it was a flawed deal in the first place

LONDON • Within hours of being confirmed in his position by Congress, United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo was already off for his first foreign trip to the Middle East.

His mission? Consulting with America's closest regional allies in preparation for what, in two weeks from now, is likely to be one of the Trump administration's most significant decisions: Whether to keep alive or ditch the nuclear deal with Iran.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 30, 2018, with the headline 'What Trump got right about the Iran deal'. Print Edition | Subscribe