Pompeo in Israel: If we can't fix Iran deal, Trump will withdraw
At a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, newly-confirmed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made clear President Trump's intention to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal if significant changes are not made. Trump has set May 12th as the deadline to reach a new agreement with France, Germany and the U.K.
“President Trump’s been pretty clear. This deal is very flawed. He’s directed the administration to try and fix it and, if we can’t fix it, he’s going to withdraw from the deal. It's pretty straightforward."— Mike Pompeo
The backdrop: Axios contributor Barak Ravid reported that Trump told Netanyahu of his intention to withdraw when the Prime Minister visited the White House in March.