Sen. Bob Corker said he expects President Donald Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal in May, during an interview with CBS News’ Face the Nation.
The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee told host Margaret Brennan he “doesn’t feel like it’s going to be extended,” barring some sort of agreement European officials may be able to create in the coming weeks and convince Trump to support.
“Right now it doesn’t feel like it’s going to be extended. 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,” the Republican senator said. “Now, as we get within two weeks of the May 12 date, that could change.”
Corker, one of Trump’s loudest Republican critics in the Senate, discussed the potential impact such a move could have for the future of North Korea’s nuclear program and talks with the hostile regime.
“This whole situation with North Korea and the way it’s shaping up is so unorthodox,” Corker said, while adding he wasn’t opposed to Trump meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He added that he didn’t believe pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal would have a “detrimental effect” on those talks.
Watch a clip of the interview above, via CBS News.
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