On 13 October, President Trump announced his intention not to certify Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) and threatening to leave the nuclear deal altogether if it was not amended in various ways. Why did the President announce this? Meanwhile, there are reports that some of his senior advisors opposed this move — what were their counterarguments? More broadly, what is the outlook with regard to Iran’s nuclear program? To discuss these issues and more, SSI host Dr. John R. Deni sat down with the SSI’s Middle East expert, Dr. Chris Bolan.