President Trump is making Iran stronger, according to George W. Bush’s Under Secretary of State, Nicholas Burns.
“It’s possible now that the threat of war with Iran is higher because President Trump has made this foolish decision, I think a reckless decision, to take us out of the Iran nuclear agreement,” he stated in a NowThis op-ed. “This agreement was in essence a 10-year effort of two American administrations. President Obama’s administration went the last mile, many miles, to negotiate the agreement, but before that the administration of George W. Bush also felt that we, at some point, should negotiate with Iran.”
According to Burns, the nuclear deal was working for every party involved and Iran had no path to a nuclear weapon. But since the United States is now in violation of the agreement, Iran is now free to walk away, and event pursue building a nuclear weapon.
“The administration has told a lot of falsehoods about the Iran nuclear deal in trying to justify this very unwise decision,” he explained. “President Trump faced a test when he announced he was going to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. And that’s to convince us, the American people, are we going to be better off outside this deal or better off inside the deal? He didn’t make the sell.”