„If Hillary Clinton had won, there was also widespread expectation that her administration would have increased pressure on Iran due to what many Clinton advisers saw as Iran’s increasingly provocative and aggressive behavior outside the nuclear realm. Some senior Democrats, including incoming Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y), also support new measures on Iran. But the Clinton team was planning to ramp up sanctions in a way carefully calibrated to keep the Iran deal in place, while the Trump team has no desire to thread that needle.
Last month, Wendy Sherman, a top Clinton campaign adviser who was also the State Department’s lead negotiator for the Iran deal, said that if Trump were elected he would face difficulties trying to unravel the pact. ‚If a president wanted to rip it up on day one, there are certainly things he could do. But it would be hard because we have partners in this endeavor and they wouldn’t be so happy about us doing so,‘ she said at the Meridian Global Leadership Summit. But experts said that the Trump administration and the Republican-led Congress are determined to move ahead even without the support of allies that are also a party to the Iran deal. Even if the Trump administration keeps the Iran deal in place, the Obama administration’s effort to encourage Iran toward better behavior through positive engagement is now over and the United States is going back to a policy of pressure using several tools, including the threat of military force, said Mark Dubowitz, executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.“ (Josh Rogin: „ ‚Never Trump‘ GOP preparing to work with Trump to squeeze Iran“)