Iran 'not living up to the spirit' of nuclear deal

Iran isn't meeting the "spirit" of the 2015 deal it signed with the USA and other world powers to roll back its nuclear weapons program, President Donald Trump said.

"It shouldn't have been signed".

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday accused Iran of "alarming ongoing provocations" to destabilise countries in the Middle East as the Trump administration launched a review of its policy towards Teheran that will include the 2015 nuclear deal.

Trump said on Thursday that the deal "shouldn't have been signed", and added that "I'm all for agreements, but that was a bad one - as bad as I've seen negotiated".

With a new White House, many have wondered about the fate of the 2015 nuclear agreement made between the Obama administration and Iran. "We're analyzing it very carefully".

US President Donald Trump has accused Iran of "not living up to the spirit" of the 2015 nuclear agreement, just two days after his administration certified that Iran was meeting its commitments under the landmark deal.

According to BBC News, the United States has ordered a review of Iran's nuclear deal despite admitting that Iran is now complying with its commitments.

Mr Tillerson, seeking to reinforce the idea that the U.S. is forcefully countering Iran's destabilising behaviour in the Middle East, also described Tehran as a "leading state sponsor of terror".

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Tillerson points out that this is not about withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, at least not yet.

Tillerson said in his statement that the review would determine whether the suspension of sanctions "is vital to the national security interests of the United States". In other areas, however, the Trump administration has appeared poised to take a far more aggressive line against Tehran.

Foreign policy experts were dismayed by the Trump administration's ongoing aggression toward Iran, and warned that it could set the us on a path toward war. "Secretary Tillerson followed these remarks by saying that the Trump administration will not "pass the buck" of a nuclear Iran to the next administration".

The JCPOA was a mechanism to lift all UN Security Council sanctions related to Iran's nuclear program, so long as it remained in compliance in developing "an exclusively peaceful, indigenous nuclear programme".

US President Donald Trump has also promised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he will not allow Iran develop a nuclear weapon ever. But he said its "nuclear ambitions" remained "a grave risk to global peace and security".

Despite the sanctions relief, Iran remains on the State Department's list of state sponsors of terrorism for its support of anti-Israel groups and is still subject to non-nuclear sanctions, including for human rights abuses and for its backing of Syrian President Bashar Assad's government.

Earlier in the week, James Mattis, the Defense Secretary, spoke in Saudi Arabia about the crisis in Yemen and Iran's role.

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