Hmm …

Throughout the day there’s been a tease that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would “very shortly” make an announcement on the Iranian nuclear deal, and now, as it closes in on 11 p.m., we’re not even sure this is it.

The Associated Press is reporting the breaking news that the Trump administration has certified that Iran is in compliance with the terms of the deal, but is “in default of the spirit.”

It’s a “breaking” story, too, so there’s not even a link to click yet to read the explanation.

Hold up … this is starting to make sense.

AFP seems to be on to something; the Trump administration will certify Iran’s compliance with the deal, but only reluctantly, while also threatening new sanctions.

So much for John Bolton’s caution from earlier in the day.

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