US establishes committee to reconsider the lifting of sanctions against Iran

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced that the US intends to review the lifting of sanctions against Iran. He claimed that Iran stands behind its commitments under the nuclear deal but “remains a leading state sponsor of terror.”
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US President Donald Trump has ordered the creation of an inter-agency committee to examine whether easing the sanctions against Iran under the nuclear deal is in line with US interests, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated.

In a statement that was published, Tillerson stated that Iran continues to stand behind its commitments made in the nuclear deal that was signed in 2015 but the US government is still concerned about how Iran “remains a leading state sponsor of terror.”

“President Trump has directed a National Security Council-led interagency review of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action that will evaluate whether the suspension of sanctions related to Iran pursuant to the JCPOA is vital to the national security interests of the United States,” the statement reads.

The nuclear deal that was signed between Iran and the world powers two years ago limited Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of sanctions. In the past, Trump referred to the nuclear deal as the worst deal ever made.



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