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Trump: Iran “Has Not Lived Up to the Spirit” of Nuclear Deal

President Trump, at a press conference with the Prime Minister of Italy Thursday, said that Iran “has not lived up to the spirit” of its agreement to end its nuclear program.

“I think [Iran is] doing a tremendous disservice to an agreement that was signed,” Trump said.

Trump also repeated his belief that the deal had been “terrible,” and that the United States never should have signed it in the first place.

“Iran has not lived up to the spirit of the agreement,” Trump said. “And they have to do that.”

Trump has taken a harder line on the Islamic Republic than his predecessor, President Obama. In addition to slamming the nuclear deal, which lifted sanctions on Iran, Trump also has implemented policies to curtail the regime of Bashar al-Assad, Iran’s ally in Syria.