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Axios Jan 12
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Trump won't reimpose sanctions on Iran

For the third time, President Trump will not impose sanctions on Iran that could wreck the Iranian nuclear deal, the New York Times reports, citing two people briefed on the decision which is expected to be announced tomorrow. Trump will announce new sanctions on some Iranian officials.

Why this matters: Trump has called the Iran nuclear deal the "worst deal ever" but has again been persuaded by aides not to dissolve it because doing so "would play into the hands of hard liners in the country," the paper says.