January 8, 2018 | Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

White House Deadlocked on Saving Iran Nuclear Deal As Protests Rock Islamic Republic

White House national security officials are focused on developing strategies to support and foster demonstrations in Iran that have gripped the country for more than a week, but are in a deadlock over whether to preserve the landmark nuclear deal and continue providing a financial lifeline to the hardline Islamic regime, according to multiple sources briefed on the Trump administration's ongoing discussions.

“If you're the president and you're seeing Iranians pouring out into the streets to protest the regime, how do you waive sanctions to keep the money flowing to the regime and the IRGC?” asked Richard Goldberg, a former top official for former senator Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) and original architect of congressional sanctions against Iran.

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