BREAKING. The Iran Nuclear Deal May Have Just Melted Down


President Trump was facing a May 15 deadline to either withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal or grant Iran a waiver for its chronic violations of basically everything. While it was probably safe to say that Defense and the professional diplomats at State wanted to stay in the deal, with Mike Pompeo heading State and John Bolton as national security adviser it was increasingly unlikely. Indeed, when Emmanuel Macron visited Trump last week one of his primary missions was to try to convince Trump to stay in the deal. Trump’s comments at their joint press conference didn’t seem like Macron had succeeded.

Now a couple of things have happened. First, from Israel.

That is 1 p.m. Eastern.

The second thing is from Iran.

Here Iran is signaling that it has gotten all the benefits it will ever get from the deal and it intends to withdraw.

This is a fitting end to this monstrous deal. On the one hand, Iran will be revealed as deliberately violating the deal (raise your hand if you are surprised). On the other, Iran is basically saying, “we’ve got what we want. Later.” Again, no huge surprise.