Trump has been installing well-known opponents of the deal to key national security posts for the incoming administration, including at the White House National Security Council, the CIA, and the Department of Defense.
This includes his selection of retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as secretary of defense, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) as CIA director, and retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as national security adviser, KT McFarland, a longtime national security analyst and commentator and Yleem Poblete, who served for nearly two decades as a senior staffer for the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
The next administration will likely have to unwind the Obama administration’s final push to provide Iran with continued sanctions relief and cash payouts.
“The Obama administration has 45 days to try and nail down the deal to make it more difficult for the Trump administration to negotiate a follow on agreement that addresses the fatal flaws of the Obama nuclear deal,” Mark Dubowitz, executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told the Free Beacon. “Anything they try to do will be at the top of the chopping block when the new administration gets into their seats.”