• European officials relieved Trump won’t urge reimposition of sanctions
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Donald Trump is expected to disavow the Iran nuclear deal in a speech on Friday denouncing the government in Tehran, but will not call for the reimposition of sanctions that would have risked the collapse of the agreement, according to officials briefed on the president’s intentions.

European officials expressed relief that the White House speech did not appear to represent an US abrogation of the 2015 deal, which they had intensively lobbied against since it became clear over recent months that Trump did not want to continue to certify the deal to Congress.

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