Iran FM mocks USA claims it is violating nuclear deal

Trump said Thursday that Iran is "not living up to the spirit of the agreement", adding he considers the overall accord "terrible". "It shouldn't have been negotiated the way it was negotiated".

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared the Iran nuclear deal a failure on Wednesday but left open the possibility the Trump administration will uphold it nonetheless.

The briefing came hours after Tillerson sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan in which he wrote that the Trump administration had certified that Iran is in compliance with the deal it signed with world powers.

Ryabkov further pointed to US President Donald Trump's decision to review the JCPOA and expressed hope that Washington would realize that the nuclear deal is viable after reviewing it. "That was a bad one, as bad as I've ever seen negotiated".

However, the U.S. admits that Tehran is complying with the 2015 agreement.

Trump echoed that promise Thursday, saying, "We're analyzing it very, very carefully, and we'll have something to say about it in the not too distant future".

The next test of Trump's attitude towards the nuclear deal will be in May when he must decide whether to extend sanctions waivers for Iran first signed by Obama. "But we don't foresee the United States trying to reinterpret the agreement". She pointed out that Russia, China, European countries and India have invested in Iran, and if the U.S were to consider reimposing sanctions on Iran, these countries may oppose it.

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Iran has also accused the United States of not keeping to the spirit of the nuclear agreement by maintaining sanctions against Iran over the ballistic-missile tests and alleged human rights abuses.

This week the secretary of state informed Congress that Tehran is keeping its side of the bargain to restrict its nuclear programme in exchange for the lifting of sanctions, which he's required to confirm every 90 days.

Trump doesn't have to actually tear up the deal. Trump has criticized the Obama administration for a 2011 military intervention that he says created a power vacuum that led Libya to slip into chaos.

The announcement of the review of the nuclear deal was made despite Iran fulfilling its commitments under the deal according to the latest review which was announced earlier this week.

North Korea said it may test missiles on a weekly basis, and warned of "all-out war" if the U.S. takes military action.

Tillerson expressed concerns about Tehran's continued support for Syrian President Bashar Assad and its hostility toward Israel.

Meanwhile, US Defense Secretary James Mattis also agreed with Tillerson's claims, stating that he learned during a week-long tour of the Middle East that Iran is destabilizing the region.

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