Decertifying the Iran deal would be another unforced error by the Trump administration

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Mark Porubcansky President Trump is about to show Iran how tough he is – by shooting himself in the foot.By “decertifying” the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran, which Trump is expected to do in coming days, he gets to take a whack at another pillar of Barack Obama’s legacy. He also gets to sort of fulfill a campaign promise — and then hand the mess to someone else.The move is also likely to isolate the U.S., cause confusion about its intentions, permit Iran to claim the high ground in any push to renegotiate, and provide both allies and adversaries with more evidence that the United States can’t be trusted.The 2015 deal lifted sanctions against Iran in exchange for limits on its nuclear program. Iran’s compliance is...

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