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Corker predicts Trump will pull out of Iran nuclear deal

Corker predicts Trump will pull out of Iran nuclear deal
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Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerCorker: Trump administration 'clamped down' on Saudi intel, canceled briefing GOP leaders hesitant to challenge Trump on Saudi Arabia Poll: GOP's Blackburn holds slim lead in Tennessee Senate race MORE (R-Tenn.) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he expects President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump renews attacks against Tester over VA nominee on eve of Montana rally Trump submits 2017 federal income tax returns Corker: Trump administration 'clamped down' on Saudi intel, canceled briefing MORE to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal in May.

“The Iran deal will be another issue that's coming up in May, and right now it doesn't feel like it's gonna be extended,” Corker said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“I think the president likely will move away from it, unless our European counterparts really come together on a framework. And it doesn't feel to me that they are."

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Host Margaret Brennan noted that Trump, who has often railed against the deal with Tehran, would be pulling out of the agreement at the same time he’s starting to negotiate with North Korea about its nuclear program.

“I have used that argument, OK?” Corker, who has announced he will not seek reelection, said.

“But at the end of the day I think this: this whole situation with North Korea and the way that it's shaping up right now is … somewhat unorthodox, and I think you're dealing with a leader there that probably doesn't think the same way that other countries and their leadership might,” he added.

“So I'm not sure that it's gonna end up having a detrimental effect.”