IRAN/NIKKI HALEY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. officials defended President Donald Trump’s refusal to certify the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, saying the country threatens global stability even while technically complying with the accord itself…
Ms. Haley stopped short of saying Iran had violated the terms of the agreement, however. ‘No one is questioning…they are in compliance’ with inspections to determine if they are developing a nuclear weapon, she said, but that shouldn’t prevent Mr. Trump from seeking a better deal.
The comments by Ms. Haley and other senior officials Sunday followed Mr. Trump’s Friday speech at the White House where the president reiterated his fierce opposition to the terms of the deal—under which Iran agreed to put limits on its disputed nuclear program in exchange for relief from international sanctions—after denouncing what he called a ‘rogue regime’ run by radicals.
Mr. Trump on Friday took Iran to task for a number of destabilizing behaviors, including its missile program. He said his administration would aim to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and to address the other threats the country poses.”

-Eric Morath and Asa Fitch, “U.S. Officials Back Trump’s Stance on Iran Nuclear Accord,” The Wall Street Journal online, Oct. 15, 2017 07:38pm