World Iran foreign minister says U.S. must meet own obligations for nuclear deal

17:01  20 april  2017
17:01  20 april  2017 Source:   reuters.com

U.S. to review lifting of sanctions on Iran - Tillerson

  U.S. to review lifting of sanctions on Iran - Tillerson U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday he had informed Congress of plans to review whether the lifting of sanctions against Iran under the nuclear deal was in the United States' national security interests."President Donald J. Trump has directed a National Security Council-led interagency review of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action that will evaluate whether suspension of sanctions related to Iran pursuant to the JCPOA is vital to the national security interests of the United States," Tillerson said in a statement.

FILE PHOTO: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks to the media in Tbilisi, Georgia, April 18, 2017. Under the nuclear deal , the State Department must notify Congress every 90 days on Iran ’ s compliance under the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

In the first reaction to Tillerson' s remarks from a senior Iranian official, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who tweeted that the United States should "fulfill its own commitments." Under the nuclear deal , the State Department must notify Congress every 90 days on Iran ' s

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif speaks to media in Tbilisi, Georgia. © REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif speaks to media in Tbilisi, Georgia. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday the United States should meet its own obligations agreed in a landmark nuclear deal in 2015 rather than making accusations against the Islamic Republic.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday accused Iran of "alarming ongoing provocations" to destabilize countries in the Middle East as the Trump administration launched a review of its policy toward Tehran that will include the 2015 nuclear deal. 

In a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, the top Republican in Congress, Tillerson said on Tuesday that Iran remained compliant with the nuclear accord, but there were concerns about its role as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Trump administration says Iran complying with nuclear deal

  Trump administration says Iran complying with nuclear deal The Trump administration has notified Congress that Iran is complying with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama, and says the U.S. has extended the sanctions relief given to the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on its atomic program.However, in a letter sent late Tuesday to House Speaker Paul Ryan, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the administration has undertaken a full review of the agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action."Iran remains a leading state sponsor of terror, through many platforms and methods," Tillerson wrote.

Share on facebook. Share on twitter. Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF). BEIRUT - Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that the United States should meet its own obligations agreed in a landmark nuclear deal in 2015 rather than raising accusations against the

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday the United States should meet its own obligations agreed in a Under the nuclear deal , the State Department must notify Congress every 90 days on Iran ' s compliance under the so-called Joint Comprehensive

In the first reaction to Tillerson's remarks from a senior Iranian official, Zarif tweeted that the United States should "fulfill its own commitments."

Under the nuclear deal, the State Department must notify Congress every 90 days on Iran's compliance under the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). It was the first such notification under President Donald Trump.

In his tweet, Zarif also addressed Tillerson's terrorism charge: "Worn-out US accusations can't mask its admission of Iran's compliance w/ JCPOA."

Iran helped to create and continues to fund Hezbollah, the Lebanese military and political organization that the United States has listed as a terrorist organization. 

Both Iran and Hezbollah are currently fighting in support of Syrian President Bashar al Assad's forces. Iran has also sent military advisers and fighters to neighboring Iraq, where they are taking part in the Baghdad government's operations against Islamic State. 

Tillerson: Iran deal fails to achieve nuclear-free objective

  Tillerson: Iran deal fails to achieve nuclear-free objective Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the Iran nuclear deal fails to achieve its stated objective of preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear state.But Tillerson is leaving open the possibility that the Trump administration will uphold it anyway. He says that will be determined by an ongoing review.Tillerson is speaking to reporters after the State Department certified to Congress that Iran is currently in compliance with its obligations under the 2015 deal. He says the Trump administration has no intention of "passing the buck" on Iran to a future administration.Tillerson is also likening Iran's behavior to that of North Korea.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday the United States should meet its own obligations agreed in a landmark nuclear deal in 2015 rather than making Under the nuclear deal , the State Department must notify Congress every 90 days on Iran ’ s compliance under the

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday the United States should meet its own obligations agreed in a landmark nuclear deal in 2015 rather than making accusations against the Islamic Republic.

Iranian hard-liners 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. 

During his presidential campaign, Trump called the nuclear agreement "the worst deal ever negotiated," raising questions over whether he would rip it up once he took office.

The historic deal between Iran and six major powers restricts Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of international oil and financial sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

The Trump administration's inter-agency review of policy toward Iran will examine whether the lifting of sanctions against Tehran is in U.S. national security interests.

Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh; editing by John Stonestreet and Gareth Jones

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