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Trump Not to Immediately Reject Iran Nuclear Deal: Corker

Trump Not to Immediately Reject Iran Nuclear Deal: Corker

WASHINGTON - A top Republican Senator said Friday that he didn't expect U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to abruptly "tear up" the Iran nuclear deal after taking office on Jan. 20.
"To tear it up on the front end, in my opinion, is not going to happen," Bob Corker, Chairman of Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told reporters in Washington.
Corker, who was opposed to the nuclear accord when it was finalized in 2015, said the Iran deal was "flawed" , but to abruptly abandon the agreement backed by major countries would create an international crisis.
"In spite of all the flaws in the agreement, nothing bad is going to happen relative to nuclear development in Iran over the next few years," he said, adding that the U.S. should now vigorously enforce the agreement.
During his campaign, Trump repeatedly criticized the Iran nuclear deal, calling it "the worst deal ever negotiated." He also suggested that he would force Iran to return to the negotiation table or risk the accord being dismantled. (Xinhua)