The administration wants to leave the 2015 accord intact, at least for now, but the presidentâs move essentially kicks to Congress the decision of whether to reimpose sanctions.
It wonât be easy, as our reporters explain: âEven getting Congress, which is deeply divided on the Iran deal, to agree on additional legislation may be beyond Mr. Trumpâs political skills. Given the drive by some Republicans to strike down the deal and the determination of some Democrats to preserve it, it is entirely possible that Congress will do nothing.â
A warning: Puerto Rico aid wonât last âforever.â
Three weeks after Hurricane Maria hit, 83 percent of Puerto Rico remains without power, and bottled water is scarce.
The presidentâs aides later tried to reassure the U.S. territory that the U.S. government wouldnât abandon it. âOur country will stand with those American citizens in Puerto Rico until the job is done,â the White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly, said.
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