Rex Tillerson: U.S. Is Conducting 'Comprehensive Review' Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Rex Tillerson: U.S. Is Conducting 'Comprehensive Review' Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Rex Tillerson: U.S. Is Conducting 'Comprehensive Review' Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Now, Trump is trying to pick a fight with Iran even after admitting the Obama-era agreement is preventing the country from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

Over the past several weeks, the unhinged commander-in-chief has authorized bombings in two countries without any follow-up plan; he's provoked North Korea and brought the USA closer to a nuclear war; he's lost track of an American aircraft carrier.

Iran arbitrarily detains foreigners, including USA citizens, on false charges.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, pictured in Moscow last week, says Iran has been abiding by a 2015 nuclear agreement.

Iran continues to support the brutal Assad regime in Syria, prolonging a conflict that has killed approximately half a million Syrians and displaced millions more. There is little room to interpret this statement as anything less than a proclamation of the Trump administration's intent to scrap the nuclear deal and reset the United States on a path to war. But he said its "nuclear ambitions" remained "a grave risk to global peace and security". He pledged to "rip it up" if elected, a threat that was met with resistance from both proponents and opponents of the deal, and later said he would renegotiate it.

The agreement between Iran and six other nations restrict's Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of global oil and financial sanctions.

"Such incendiary rhetoric serves no objective other than to undermine a nuclear deal that is working, and that by Tillerson's own admission Iran is in compliance with".

"We're well aware of any potential negative impacts that an action could have", he added, in relation to the re-imposition of suspended sanctions.

Okay then. After nearly two years of Donald Trump railing against the Iranian nuclear agreement, his administration admitted that Iran is complying with its obligations under the deal.

A day after certifying Iran's compliance with the nuclear deal, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attacked the accord and listed examples of Iran's bad behavior.

In spoken remarks, though, he talked only of Iran's bad behaviour and linked that to the future of the deal - a message that will resonate far more on Capitol Hill and to which it was probably aimed.

But Mr Obama kept those issues separate from the nuclear agreement, which would have been impossible to achieve without that narrow focus.

"A comprehensive Iran policy requires we address all of the threats posed by Iran, and it is clear there are many", he said.

And the secretary of state raised the stakes by bringing in comparisons to North Korea. While he tore into the country over its hostility toward Israel and its efforts to upend US interests in the Middle East, he did not indicate that the Trump administration would withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal struck under the Obama administration.

Mr Trump has said that will not happen, and "all options are on the table" in dealing with Pyongyang.

US President Donald Trump had earlier ordered a review of the Iran nuclear deal. The White House will not, he said, adopt President Obama's failed approach of "strategic patience".

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed between Iran and world powers restricts its nuclear fuel enrichment for 10 years.