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Will Trump Get Out of Iran Deal or Stick With It to Fix It? 

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In less than ten days, the President will decide the fate of the Obama administration's controversial nuclear agreement with Iran.

But, as the White House made clear to Newsmax on Thursday, no one is saying what he will do.

Regarding the 2015 agreement, Mr. Trump can certify Iran's compliance and maintain it — a highly unlikely move for the president who has branded the document known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) "an embarrassment."

The president could also decline to certify Iran's compliance, wherein Congress would have 60 days to decide whether to reimpose sanctions on the theocratic regime in Tehran that were suspended under the JCPOA.

Or, Trump could make a "clean withdrawal" from the accord, in which the U.S. abandons the JCPOA altogether and never revisits it. Former Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton strongly advocated this "clean withdrawal" path in a memo to President Trump and in a recent article in National Review.

Referring to Bolton's position and reports the former ambassador has been unable to meet with Trump on the Iran deal, we asked press secretary Sarah Sanders if the president has considered the "clean withdrawal" avenue.

"The president is going to make an announcement about the decision that he's made on a comprehensive strategy that his team supports," she told us "and will do that in the coming days. I'm not going to get ahead of that announcement by leaning in now."

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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