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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Tillerson: Iran deal a 'failure'

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday criticized the nuclear deal signed between Iran and world powers, announcing that the Trump administration is conducting a “comprehensive review” of the agreement.
 
Speaking at a press briefing at the State Department and quoted by Fox News, Tillerson said the Iran deal “fails to achieve the objective of a non-nuclear Iran,” and only delays it becoming a nuclear state.
 
He faulted the agreement for “buying off” a foreign power with nuclear ambitions, adding, “We just don’t see that that’s a prudent way to be dealing with Iran.”
 
“Iran spends its treasure and time disrupting peace,” continued Tillerson. “Iran’s nuclear ambitions are a grave risk to international peace and security.”
 
While he did not definitively say whether the administration is inclined to uphold or scrap the deal, Tillerson said they will meet the challenge of Iran with “clarity and conviction” once the review is done. READ MORE