Tillerson: Trump will neither re-certify the Iran deal, nor leave it

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters that President Donald Trump had “come to the conclusion that he cannot certify Iran’s compliance to Congress” – according to the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 passed by Congress, but will remain in the Iran (JCPOA)  nuclear deal. Tillerson was previewing Trump’s speech Friday on his administration’s strategy for Iran. He explained that this doesn’t mean the president believes Iran isn’t technically in compliance with the JCPOA, but rather that the agreement doesn’t go far enough to prevent the threats that Iran poses.

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2 thoughts on “Tillerson: Trump will neither re-certify the Iran deal, nor leave it

  • Oct 13, 2017 @ 19:13 at 19:13
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    Breaking: Trump Will Enforce the Hell Out of JCPOA
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/10/13/president-donald-j-trumps-new-strategy-iran
    “The Iranian Nuclear Program and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

    • The Iranian regime’s activities severely undercut whatever positive
    contributions to “regional and international peace and security” the
    Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) sought to achieve.

    • Even with regard to JCPOA itself, the Iranian regime has displayed a
    disturbing pattern of behavior, seeking to exploit loopholes and test
    the international community’s resolve.

    • Iranian military leaders have stated publicly that they will refuse
    to allow International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspections of their
    military sites. These statements fly in the face of Iran’s commitments
    under JCPOA and the Additional Protocol. Not long ago these same
    organizations hid nuclear facilities on military sites.

    • This behavior cannot be tolerated; the deal must be strictly
    enforced,
    and the IAEA must fully utilize its inspection authorities.”

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