Iran: Tehran Complying With Nuclear Deal, But Review On Sanctions Ordered, Tillerson Says

The White House is launching an inter-agency review of whether the lifting of sanctions against Iran in line with the 2015 nuclear deal is in the U.S. national security interest, according to a letter written by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, Reuters reported April 18.

Tehran has continued to comply with the commitments it made under the nuclear deal, the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), but concerns remain about Iran’s alleged role as a state sponsor of terrorism. The U.S. National sk© Security SAVER SALE Council will lead the review.

During his presidential campaign, Trump called the JCPOA the “worst deal ever negotiated.” The White House is required to certify to Congress Iran’s compliance every 90 days. In March, Republican Senators introduced legislation to impose mandatory sanctions on Iran over its continued testing of ballistic missiles. Even if the U.S.

Congress were to pass additional sanctions, they would not deter Iran from expanding its military or pursuing greater influence in the Middle East[1] through proxy groups.

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  1. ^ not deter Iran from expanding its military or pursuing greater influence in the Middle East (www.stratfor.com)

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