IRAN/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump arrived at a gathering of world leaders Thursday [6-27-19] searching for support for a new deal to curtail an increasingly aggressive Iran. He’s not likely to find any. Not only do other countries still support a 2015 nuclear pact, they’re skeptical Trump can strike a better agreement within the time constraints of his fast-approaching reelection campaign, especially after Iran recently proclaimed the end of diplomacy with the U.S. The pressure is on. Iran threatened to violate limits set under the 2015 international nuclear agreement, angry at Trump for unilaterally pulling out of the pact and for slapping harsh sanctions on the country. The move threatens to kill the deal for good, leaving the global community without any comprehensive restrictions on Iran’s nuclear ambitions — let alone its funding of violent proxy groups in the region activities — activities Trump has long said he wants to pursue as part of an expansive agreement.”

Anita Kumar, “Trump wants a new nuclear deal with Iran. No one else does.,” Politico, June 27, 2019 5:17 pm