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The Latest: Trump Iran nuclear deal decision coming Tuesday

May 7, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Iran nuclear deal (all times local):

2:50 p.m.

President Donald Trump says he will announce his decision on the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday.

In a tweet Monday, Trump says, “I will be announcing my decision on the Iran Deal tomorrow from the White House at 2:00pm.”

Trump faces a May 12 deadline over whether to uphold the 2015 nuclear deal, which he long has criticized.

Trump has signaled he will pull out of the agreement by May 12 unless it is revised, but he faces intense pressure from European allies not to do so.


10:50 a.m.

President Donald Trump is attacking John Kerry after reports that the former secretary of state has been quietly promoting the Iran nuclear deal.

Trump says on Twitter Monday: “The United States does not need John Kerry’s possibly illegal Shadow Diplomacy on the very badly negotiated Iran Deal. He was the one that created this MESS in the first place!”

The Boston Globe reported Friday that Kerry, the lead negotiator on the deal for the Obama administration, had been privately meeting with foreign officials to strategize on how to keep the U.S. in the deal. Trump has been highly critical of the pact and has threatened to exit on May 12.

Last week at an event in Dallas, Trump mocked Kerry over a bicycle accident he had three years ago.

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