UPDATED 12:37 PM PT — Thurs. March 1, 2018
The Trump administration is threatening to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal if European allies fail to close loopholes that could allow Iran to eventually become a nuclear power.
Senior White House officials have been pressuring the E.U. to make changes to the multilateral accord, which have allowed Iran to continue conducting nuclear research to further its ballistic missile development.
Some E.U. members have expressed opposition to U.S. sanctions on Iran.
The State Department has backed the president’s calls, including his demand for international inspections on Iran’s nuclear sites.
The Trump administration is expected make a decision within the next 90 days.