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Corker predicts Trump will pull out of Iran nuclear deal

Corker predicts Trump will pull out of Iran nuclear deal
© Greg Nash

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerIt's time for Biden's Cuba GOP lawmaker patience runs thin with Trump tactics Former GOP senator: Republicans cannot let Trump's 'reckless' post-election claims stand MORE (R-Tenn.) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he expects President TrumpDonald TrumpSenators given no timeline on removal of National Guard, Capitol fence Democratic fury with GOP explodes in House Georgia secretary of state withholds support for 'reactionary' GOP voting bills 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.”