During a meeting with military officials, US President Donald Trump used strong rhetoric addressing the Iran nuclear deal and said that Iran is not living up to its “spirit.” Trump is reportedly expected to decertify the deal within the next six days.

Trump and Khamenei

Trump and Khamenei Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

US President Donald Trump addressed the issue of the nuclear deal with Iran during a meeting with senior military officials Thursday night. “You’ll be hearing about Iran very shortly,” he said during the meeting. “The Iranian regime supports terrorism and exports violence, bloodshed and chaos across the Middle East. That is why we must put an end to Iran’s continued aggression and nuclear ambitions. They have not lived up to the spirit of their agreement.”

The October 15 deadline for certifying the nuclear deal is looming and the president has yet to reveal his policies. According to estimations previously reported by JOL, he is expected to announce that Iran is not upholding its end of the agreement and will decertify the deal.

The meeting at the White House on Thursday

The meeting at the White House on Thursday Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

At the press conference after the meeting, Trump asked those present if they know what this moment represents and then answered his question dramatically: “Maybe it’s the calm before the storm.” When asked by a reporter what storm he is referring to, Trump announced: “You’ll find out.”