U.S. expected to say Iran still abiding nuke deal

Posted July 15, 2017

During his campaign, US President Donald Trump repeatedly criticized the Iran nuclear deal, calling it "the worst deal ever negotiated". By law, the State Department is required to notify Congress every 90 days on whether Iran is still in compliance with the agreement, and the next deadline is Monday.

The US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said the US administration has not completed the review of the JCPOA.

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"We believe that the American leaders should change their approach towards the agreement, otherwise they would not be contributing to its survival", the Foreign Minister added. "So the conversations will be held only at the level of rhetoric", she expects.

Under the deal negotiated by President Barack Obama and world powers, the administration must certify to Congress every three months whether Iran is complying with an elaborate set of terms created to limit its nuclear program.

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"In the meantime, Iran hawks have their eyes on Boeing's deals to supply leading Iranian airlines with new airplanes - deals valued at more than $22 billion", the outlet reported. "Apparently, during this debate on the imposition of new restrictions, some authorities have raised the issue that the U.S. should withdraw from this treaty", the senior fellow at the Center for the Study of the Middle East of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences believes.

She emphasized that the 28-nation bloc "is and will stay committed in preserving and implementing" the JCPOA, vowing to build on it to address the "remaining unresolved sources of tension and conflict that are still afflicting the region". That is, Trump's current uncertain policy has led to a lot of confusion and destabilization in the Middle East region. One more step - and there will be military actions.

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As to the agreement among Russia, Jordan and the USA for a ceasefire in the southwestern Syria, he said that Tehran has always been supporting initiatives of ending the conflicts and creating a vast alliance to confront terrorism and extremist groups, such as ISIL and Al-Nusra Front to overcome the crisis which has caused a chaos in the region.