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Senate Republicans Plan Iran Nuclear Deal Strategy

Senate Republicans plan to introduce legislation that would add new conditions to the legislation that gives them review authority over the Iran nuclear deal, a longtime lawmaker says. Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, told VOA the current Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is “a lousy deal” and explained President Donald Trump refused to re-certify it because “the benefits to Iran are [not] worth what we’re getting.” In an interview with VOA contributor Greta Van Susteren, Graham said he will work with Armed Services Committee member Senator…

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Trump: ‘Total Termination’ of Iran Nuclear Deal Possible

President Donald Trump says his decision not to recertify Iran’s compliance with the Iran nuclear deal could lead to its “total termination.” “That’s a very real possibility,” Trump said Monday as he began a meeting with his Cabinet at the White House. “Some people say that’s a greater possibility.” In remarks that were at times prepared and other times off the cuff, the president said a lot of people agreed with what he did in pulling away from the 2015 accord, which Iran reached with the five permanent members of…

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Move to End Iran Nuclear Deal Makes U.S. Less Safe

Psaki & Greenberg, USA TodayAfter months of bombastic pandering to his base, President Trump took the first step towards dismantling the Iran nuclear deal — an agreement years in the making that prevents Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, making the region and the United States safer. A man who has built his career on his alleged ability to make the best deals wants to rip up the only deal that has ever meaningfully constrained Iran’s nuclear program, without any semblance of an alternative plan. … Read the referenced story here:…

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[In Depth] Test blasts simulate a nuclear attack on a port

At a time when a nuclear bomb smuggled by terrorists is as big a concern as one from a foreign power, delivered by missile or airplane, an attack at a port is likely scenario. But nuclear forensic specialists, who rely largely on nuclear test data collected years ago in western deserts, lack a clear picture of how energy from a detonation would propagate in the highly saturated geology of many U.S. port cities. To remedy that, the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency last October quietly staged Humming Terrapin: a 2-week…

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