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President Donald Trump has determined how he wants to approach the Iran nuclear deal which he has called the worst agreement ever negotiated by the United States but has not told even his top national security advisers what his decision is.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that Trump had not informed him or others in the administration about his decision and had refused to share it with British Prime Minister Theresa May when she asked him about it.
Tillerson said he had been surprised when Trump publicly announced he had reached a decision. The secretary told reporters it would now take some time to prepare to implement the decisions. He gave no hint as to the direction Trump would take, but repeated the president long standing position that the deal does not address troubling non nuclear behaviour despite the hopes of those who negotiated it.
Tillerson spoke to reporters following a meeting of the parties to the nuclear deal, including Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, who hosted the meeting, said all parties to the accord including Tillerson agreed it working and is delivering for its purpose. did not dispute Mogherini characterization but said that while Iran might be meeting its obligations to the letter of the deal, it is violating its spirit.
the technical aspects have (been met), but in the broader context the aspiration has not, Tillerson said. nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, to confirm that Iran is in technical compliance with the agreement. he said the Trump administration was determined to address the flaws in the deal, the most serious of which are so called provisions that allow Iran to resume some aspects of its nuclear program after certain periods of time. Those provisions relate to enriching uranium to levels near those needed to produce the fuel for a nuclear weapon, as well as other activities that limit Iran atomic capabilities at various sites.
can almost set the countdown clock to Iran resuming its nuclear activities, Tillerson said. and its allies are being threatened directly by a nuclear armed North Korea.
In her comments, Mogherini also alluded to North Korea, but made the opposite argument, saying international community cannot afford to dismantle an agreement that is working. Mogherini declined to say whether Tillerson had pledged to remain committed to the deal,
but said the European Union is committed to preserving it. complaints about Iran troublesome non nuclear activities should be discussed in a different forum. Security Council chambers followed two days of increasingly hostile rhetoric between Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, as well as Trump surprise announcement about a decision on the nuclear deal. General Assembly. Trump withering critique Tuesday included an accusation that Iran government a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy, while ruthlessly repressing its people and exploiting the limits of the nuclear deal.
cannot let a murderous regime continue these destabilizing activities while building dangerous missiles, Trump said. we cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program. speech. Addressing the General Assembly on Wednesday, Rouhani said his country won be the first to violate the nuclear agreement, it will respond decisively to its violation by any party. In a dismissive jab at Trump he said, will be a great pity if this agreement were to be destroyed by rogue newcomers to the world of politics. administration only destroys its own credibility and undermines international confidence in negotiating with it or accepting its word or promise, Rouhani said. That echoes criticism even some of America allies have levelled at a time when the United States hopes to draw North Korea into a negotiation over its rapidly expanding nuclear arsenal.
Rouhani then told reporters at a news conference that the Iranian people are waiting for an apology from Trump for his offensive rhetoric and baseless allegations. He said Trump is seeking excuse to pull out of the nuclear deal and it would be a of time for him to meet the president. sanctions on Iran and its international trading partners. pullout by restarting nuclear activities that could take them closer to bomb making capability.
It wasn clear if Trump had made a final decision to leave or stick with the Iran deal. On several other issues over his presidency, he has teased reporters with the idea that a major verdict might be imminent, only to delay announcements for weeks or months. Trump must next certify by Oct. 15 if Iran is complying with the deal, and officials have said Trump may use that occasion to declare Iran in violation. was no yelling and we didn throw shoes at one another, he said. was not an angry tone at all, it was a very, very matter of fact exchange about how we see this deal very differently. year ago, such a get together would have been considered routine as nations strove to implement an agreement that curtailed Iran nuclear activity in exchange for an end to various oil, trade and financial restrictions on the country. In the current environment,
it is anything but ordinary.