US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson accused Iran on Wednesday (19 April) of "alarming ongoing provocations" to destabilise countries in the Middle East as the Trump administration launched a review of its policy towards Tehran.
The Trump administration could still annul the Iran nuclear deal despite certifying Tehran's compliance with the agreement, observers warned.
In an ominous warning, Tillerson linked Iran's behavior to North Korea's and said the United States would no longer engage in "strategic patience" with either country.
"Unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the same path as North Korea and take the world along with it", he said.
Tillerson said that decision will be made as part of a review of Iran policy.
The agreement exchanged limits on Iran's nuclear program to thwart its ability to create a nuclear weapon with the lifting of crippling global economic and oil sanctions.
Panama papers leak: SC to hear matter today
Many Indian industrialists and celebrities have been named in the Panama papers leak case, the petition of Sharma claimed. A plea has been filed by ML Sharma in Supreme Court demanding a thorough court probe into the case.
President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, left, following their news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 20, 2017.
The nuclear deal was sealed in Vienna in July 2015 after 18 months of negotiations led by former secretary of state John Kerry and diplomats from the other four permanent members of the UN Security Council-Britain, China, France and Russia-and Germany.
In their first meeting, the EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke "at length" about terrorism, Russia, the Iran nuclear deal and Ukraine, the European Union said in a statement.
The review will look at Tehran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal and its behaviour in the region which Tillerson said undermined U.S. interests in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon. Obama and others argued it was narrowly tailored to take the most unsafe prospect - a nuclear-armed Iran - off the table.
From NAFTA to the Iran nuclear agreement to the Paris climate accord, President Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric is colliding with the reality of governing.
During his travel through the region over the past few days, Vice President Pence has both threatened overwhelming US military force if tested but also suggested that the USA would prefer a negotiated solution, albeit not via direct talks.
Melania Trump elbows her husband to save him from gaffe
With Ms Trump permanently residing in NY , the White House did not announce the event would even take place until March. For much of the morning, there were reportedly no lines for games-from the roll itself to the bag toss and egg hunt.
Even if the US backs out of the agreement, new USA sanctions won't have much effect unless the other countries bring their sanctions back as well.
So, why didn't Trump rip up the deal like he promised?
Tillerson said it made the mistake of "buying off a power that has nuclear ambitions" for a short time and then leaving the problem to future generations to resolve.
Trump faces a mid-May deadline, as imposed by Congress, to decide whether to continue the suspension of sanctions.
But Obama had said the deal would make the world safer and more secure.
Even the nuclear deal's proponents have acknowledged that it has limitations.
Netflix Is Quickly Approaching 100 Million Global Subscribers
The streaming service had previously forecast an addition of 5.2 million subscribers worldwide in Q1 2017 to reach 99 million. CEO Reed Hastings said Netflix is expecting to cross 100 million subscribers this weekend, almost a decade out from launch.
He said of Iran, "I think they are doing a tremendous disservice to an agreement that was signed".
- Finance Ministry Ratifies 8.65% Interest Rate On EPF, Says Labour Minister
- Much Vaunted US Carrier Strike Group Actually Nowhere Near North Korea
- Fed's Kaplan: Three rate rises this year 'still a good baseline'
- Bill O'Reilly won't return to Fox News
- Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) & Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS) Traders Recap
- Arkansas officials ask courts to clear path for executions
- Senate majority leader: Canada doesn't grasp urgency of milk crisis
- The Rodman & Renshaw Raises Protalix Biotherapeutics Inc (PLX) Price Target to $5.00
- Government releases draft Pay Equity Bill
- USS Carl Vinson Not In North Korea, So Where Is It?