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Uncertainty clouds Iran deal despite Trump's hints of flexibility

Concern is mounting over the fate of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

US President Donald Trump, who looks poised to decertify it on May 12, denounced it as a "deal with bad foundations" even though he appeared to signal some flexibility after a meeting at the White House with French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 26, 2018, with the headline 'Uncertainty clouds Iran deal despite Trump's hints of flexibility'. Print Edition | Subscribe