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Trump ‘threw a fit’ over Iran Deal forcing McMaster to devise a plan to punt the issue to Congress: report

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President Donald Trump threw such a tantrum over the landmark 2015 Iran Deal that advisors devised a creative solution for the United States to declare the deal is not in US interests, while punting the issue to Congress, according to a stunning new report in The Washington Post.

In July, Trump was livid with his national security staff for suggesting he had to certify Iran’s compliance with the international deal arranged by President Barack Obama.

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“He threw a fit,” said one Post source. “He was furious. Really furious.”

With Trump ignoring the arguments put forth by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, national security advisor H.R. McMaster came up with a scheme to accommodate Trump’s hatred of everything Obama — without killing the deal between the United States, Iran, Britain France, Germany, Russia and China.

The workaround employed by McMaster is for United States to certify Iran’s compliance the deal, but to put allies on notice Trump wants to walk away by announcing new conditions for continued participation and then punting the issue to Congress.

“It would give a few months or years lead time to give time to get U.S. allies on board with the same restrictions — a unified front that will put lots of pressure on the Iranians” a White House aide told The Post.

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Trump’s July 17th tantrum about the deal reportedly lasted all afternoon — even forcing a postponement of a planned announcement.

Trump has said an official decision will be coming “very soon” with an announcement expected in a speech Thursday.

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