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Tillerson: Iran nuclear agreement fails to ensure non-nuclear Iran

Tillerson: Iran nuclear agreement fails to ensure non-nuclear Iran

M - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has accused Iran of "alarming ongoing provocations" aimed at destabilising the Middle East and undermining America's interests in the region, BBC reported.

Tillerson, during the press briefing, had also described Tehran as a "leading state sponsor of terror".

Iranian hardliners have regularly criticized Zarif and President Hassan Rouhani for their role in negotiating the 2015 nuclear deal, which they see as capitulation to Western powers.

"It is clear that the U.S. position at this meeting and further regarding the JCPOA, the readiness of the United States to continue fulfilling its obligations will influence the stability of the deal and the progress in its implementation", Voronkov said, stressing that Russian Federation remains a strong supporter of the deal.

Iran has yet to comment on the Trump administration's review, but Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei warned in November that Tehran would retaliate if the United States breached the agreement.

"An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the same path as North Korea - and take the world along with it".

But US allies like Israel and Saudi Arabia were concerned the JCPOA does not shut down Iran's nuclear industry entirely nor forever, and Obama's domestic critics accused him of appeasing a terrorist state.

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Mr Tillerson, on the other hand, called this a mistaken approach and said the review would take a comprehensive look at all of the threats posed by Iran.

In response, North Korea said it may test missiles on a weekly basis, and warned of "all-out war" if the USA takes military action.

The nuclear agreement, negotiated during Barack Obama's presidency, placed limitations on Iran's nuclear program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions against Iran.

Tillerson's notice to Congress was part of a 90-day process in which the president has to certify that Iran is complying with the nuclear accord.

The next test of Mr Trump's stance on Iran will come next month when he must decide whether to extend sanctions waivers for the country.

Trump as a presidential candidate vowed to rip up the deal or renegotiate it, but hasn't said since taking office exactly how he'll proceed. It was the first such notification under U.S. President Donald Trump.


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