Trump targets Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump says Iran is not living up to the ``spirit'' of the nuclear deal that it signed in 2015.

Trump says in a White House speech that the deal was ``one of the worst'' and most ``one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into.''

Trump says the administration will seek to counter the regime's destabilizing activities and will impose additional sanctions on the regime to block its financing of terrorism.

The president says the new strategy will also seek to address the proliferation of Iran's missiles and weapons.

And he says the U.S. will deny Iran's paths to develop nuclear weapons.

The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says he'll be introducing legislation in the next two weeks that will address the international agreement that rolled back Iran's nuclear program.

Sen. Bob Corker says the bill won't violate the U.S. commitment to the nuclear deal. He says the measure requires the president to certify to Congress twice a year instead of every 90 days that Iran is complying with the pact. President Donald Trump has bristled over the frequency of the certifications.

The Tennessee Republican says the legislation would re-institute U.S. sanctions against Iran if Tehran gets within one year of having nuclear weapons. The measure also expands the ``verification powers'' of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

He says he's working with Republican Sen. Tom Cotton on the legislation.