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Team Trump Examining New Iran Sanctions Outside Scope of Nuclear Deal

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By    |   Friday, 02 Dec 2016 08:19 AM

Donald Trump's transition team is already actively working on plans to slap sanctions on Iran outside of the scope of the nuclear deal reached in 2015, the Financial Times reported.

Scrapping or reworking the Iran deal was a lynchpin to the president-elect's campaign, with Trump calling it "the worst deal ever negotiated."

But the effort of tightening the screws on the terrorist state without alienating allies who also signed the pact is a tightrope act.

Further, warnings have come from the intelligence community not to tear up the deal; outgoing CIA chief John Brennan earlier this week said it would be "disastrous" to discard the deal.

According to the Times, some of the options outside of the nuclear deal being considered are:

  • Sanction Iran's ballistic missile program.
  • Sanction Iran for their human rights record.
  • Force Iran into withdrawing support for militant groups.

Whatever the approach, the one overarching concept that both the Republican-held Congress and Trump agree on — make life harder for Iran than the weak nuclear deal brokered by President Barack Obama.

"The one foreign policy issue that unites all the different elements of the Republican party is Iran," a Republican Congressional source told the Times. "There would be broad support in Congress if the Trump administration takes a tougher approach."

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