October 13, 2017
Critics see major risks in Trump's Iran decision
Journalist Nicole Gaouette
President Donald Trump's decision not to certify the Iran nuclear deal isn't the same thing as walking away from the agreement -- but critics are already warning of negative fallout that could lead to military action if he ultimately abandons the pact.
Even if the US stays in the deal -- which US security officials, European allies and the UN say is working to limit Tehran's nuclear program -- Trump's move will have any number of ripple effects, said critics and experts, who point to a loss of US credibility, the message it sends to North Korea, and possible retribution from Iran, among other things.
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