President Donald Trump, adding to strong criticism of the Iran nuclear deal voiced by his administration, said on Thursday that Tehran is “not living up to the spirit of the agreement”.
Tillerson said the review would not only look at Iran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal but also its behaviour in the region which he said undermined USA interests in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon. “So far, it has defied both”, Zarif tweeted.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted Thursday that the USA should “change course fulfil its own commitments”.
Iran has long insisted its nuclear programme has no military goal.
Actually, the idea set forth by Tillerson is not new.
Tillerson added that when the USA administration expects to work jointly with the Congress on the issue once the interagency review is over.
Tehran, meanwhile, is preparing in its own way for a possible deterioration of the already hard relations with Washington.
His charge sheet for Iran included supporting for the Assad regime in Syria and sending members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard to fight on behalf of Damascus, backing Iraqi militant groups, hostility towards Israel, providing weapons and training to Hamas, and aiding the Houthi movement in Yemen.
On April 20 at the United Nations, the USA ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, added to the Trump administration’s barrage of criticism of Iran, calling Tehran the “chief culprit” in conflicts in the Middle East and urging the UN to make dealing with Iran a “priority”.
Obama considered the nuclear agreement one of his most important foreign-policy achievements, saying it would end the threat that Iran would have a nuclear weapon.
Both Iran and Hezbollah are now fighting in support of Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s forces.
The attack came three days before the first round of balloting in France’s presidential election. The whole crisis of Iran’s intransigence on its nuclear program is strongly associated with his name. “This is a non-productive path and we will oppose this”, Ryabkov said. Therefore, the USA is looking for new pretexts, which they want to prove using the relevant documents. He described it as “terrible” agreement that should not have been signed.
He pointedly stopped sort of telegraphing whether or not the US would remain in the agreement. Previously, there were apprehensions that the dispute over Iranian nuclear programme could threaten regional and global peace. ECONOMY American economic growth will not achieve the new administration’s 3 percent goal this year or next, even if some fiscal stimulus and changes to tax laws are implemented, according to economists in a Reuters poll. U.S.
From its inception in 1979, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been very clear about its foreign policy objectives, which include the destruction of Israel, the banishment of the US from the Middle East, and advancing followers of the Shia sect of Islam to positions of power throughout the region.
Meanwhile back in Washington, Congress is debating new sanctions on Iran related to its ballistic missile program.