Opponents of the Iran nuclear deal are pushing a proposal that calls for President Donald Trump to declare Tehran has failed to comply with the agreement and to threaten a unprecedented economic embargo created to rattle the regime.
However, he understood that Trump may not be so keen on that option and suggested that the USA could curb the Regime without ending the deal by simply certifying Iran as noncompliant with the nuclear deal at the October deadline.
Now, Tillerson is evaluating whether European allies - to say nothing of China, Russia and Iran - can be talked into expanding upon their deal, which took months of negotiations to complete during President Barack Obama's administration.
And then there's Iran, whose relations with the USA have only deteriorated further since Trump took office as his administration imposed more sanctions on the country to deter its involvement in Syria and punish it for pursuing a ballistic-missile program.
The United States targeted Iran-based Sadid Caran Saba Engineering Company (SABA) for sending or trying to send financial, material, technological or other support for the IRGC, the release said.
Tillerson isn't the only administration official exploring ways to finesse certifying the Iran deal. The agreement saw Iran sharply curtail its nuclear program and allow extensive inspections in return for the lifting of global sanctions.
The next deadline for considering those waivers is September 13, and Trump is expected to renew them again. "That Iranian nuclear agreement has held and is one of the few bright spots in that region", Blumenauer said.More news: DHS Orders Feds to Dump Software From Russia-Linked Kaspersky Lab
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Iran rejects that it has broken the agreement. However, given the choice of banking with Iran or banking with the United States; everyone would choose the US.
China, India and other countries could decide to buy oil despite USA warnings and sanctions, and Washington could find itself in a trade war with some of the world's biggest economies, Kahl said.
Iran's vice president and head of its nuclear agency, Ali Akbar Salehi, told the German daily Der Spiegel last week that if Trump walks away from the deal, his country will uphold it with the other P5+1 countries. "And, as we engage in this conversation about possible arrangements to supplement the JCPOA, we should do so in a way that protects and stabilizes the current deal rather than threatening steps that would blow it up".
"We are not going to stand for what they are doing to this country", Trump told reporters traveling with him on Air Force One. "This is Israel's position", Netanyahu said from Argentina, where he is on a Latin American swing before making his way to NY for the world body's confab.
In a carefully read 20-minute address at the American Enterprise Institute, Haley argued that the nuclear deal can't be considered in isolation.
With assistance from Jonathan Tirone Helene Fouquet Thomas Penny Katharina Rosskopf and Kambiz Foroohar.