‘Calm before the storm’: Donald Trump set to abandon Iran nuclear deal | World news | The Guardian

The non-certification of the Iran deal threatens to trigger a second nuclear standoff at a time when the US is already immersed in one with North Korea.

That crisis has escalated recently with Pyongyang’s sixth nuclear test, a series of intermediate and intercontinental missile tests, and a war of words between the US president and North Korea’s dictator, Kim Jong-un.

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An expert on the North Korean weapons programme, Jeffrey Lewis of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, expressed alarm that Trump’s warning of a coming storm could have been interpreted by America’s adversaries in ways the president never considered.

‘Calm before the storm’: Donald Trump set to abandon Iran nuclear deal | World news | The Guardian