But it's especially ridiculous now that it's so clear the deal is working.
A policy review he ordered is also supposed to examine Tehran's behavior in the Middle East, which Washington has said undermines USA interests in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon.
Neither Iran nor its business partners are interested in Tehran's exit from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), expert on Mideast affairs Vladimir Sazhin told Sputnik, explaining that contrary to the panic-mongers' belief Iran won't be able to create an atomic bomb within weeks in case it withdraws from the nuclear deal.
While Iran has long rejected allowing worldwide access to its military sites, under the nuclear deal it allowed inspectors to make a one-time visit to its Parchin military complex, where Western intelligence services believe Tehran had carried out nuclear weapons development more than a decade ago. Why does the USA impose complex restrictions on the work of its companies and banks with a number of major global partners?
Which brings us to today.
Iran is said to be using commercial airlines to deliver equipment and troops to Syria.
Haley also said that Iran has a history of lying and covering up secret locations.
"I see it as unlikely that the IAEA will accept the request for inspections, but even if they do, we will not".
Bolton was previously considered as a possibility for National Security Adviser and Deputy Secretary of State.
Trump was so frustrated that he encouraged aides to prepare a potential plan for withholding certification of Iran at the next 90-day review of the nuclear deal scheduled for October.
Trump told the Wall Street Journal in July that he was convinced Iran was "noncompliant".
So what happens now? It's a little unclear what would happen then (assuming the other five countries and the European Union still want to uphold the deal even if America is out), but the agreement could certainly be on its way to collapse.
It was the hopelessness of the pressure of sanctions that forced the Obama administration to move to more constructive interaction with Iran. Trump has reluctantly certified twice that Iran has been abiding by the deal.
Last month, Trump - after a long, drawn-out battle with his top national security officials - reluctantly agreed to certify the deal for the next three months. Does he actually think he can start negotiations all over again, and that Iran will agree, and that so will those five other countries and the EU? The announcement was made by Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, following up on his previous letter referring to "the harassing acts of the Americans" with regard to the nuclear agreement. Calling his guide simple, yet expandable, "like instant coffee", Bolton also lamented that Trump declined to take a meeting with him.
"The militants are believed to be affiliated with the Fatemiyoun Brigade, an Afghan Shi'ite militia, according to the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, which first disclosed the photographs to Congress", Adam Kredo reported for the Washington Free Beacon late last week.
The issue was contentious, because under the JCPOA, the IAEA was obliged to resolve outstanding questions about all Iranian nuclear activities with "possible military dimensions" before sanctions were to be lifted.