TIllerson meets Iran's Zarif, no shoes thrown


TIllerson meets Iran's Zarif, no shoes thrown

On Tuesday, Donald Trump called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly referred to as Iran Nuclear Deal, "an embarrassment" to the United States during a speech to the UN General Assembly.

"It's not a clear signal that he plans to withdraw".

Trump told the IAEA's annual meeting in Vienna that if the International Atomic Energy Agency fails to obtain access to Iranian military sites thought to be engaged in illegal nuclear activity, "We will not accept a weakly enforced or inadequately monitored deal". He said he thinks that Trump should apologize to the Iranians for the United Nations speech.

Earlier in the day, Trump told reporters that he had reached a decision on whether the United States will remain in the nuclear accord.

In contrast with Obama's policy of detente with Iran after decades of mutual hostility, Trump called Iran "a corrupt dictatorship" on Tuesday and accused it of supporting terrorism and destabilising the Middle East. If Trump decides to decertify the deal, it will then go on to the US Congress, which will make the decision on how the US will move forward with the agreement.

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But he said that the meeting focused only on the technical aspects of the deal, and that the US complaints about Iran remained more political.

In part, the deal was made to reduce Iran's ability to produce two components used in making nuclear weapons, plutonium and uranium.

"I have decided", Mr. Trump, in a bilateral news conference with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, repeated three times.

"It would be a fantastic achievement, and we are giving it an absolute go", Trump said as he sat alongside the Israeli leader during a meeting in NY. "Hundreds of presidents, prime ministers, foreign ministers, and other leaders have visited Israel, many for the first time", Netanyahu said, reports PTI.

Top Democrats in the United States Senate are demanding the administration of President Donald Trump to provide evidence for has claims that Iran violated the global nuclear deal.

French President Emmanuel Macron said it would be a mistake to pull out of the pact.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will attend a European Union-hosted meeting about the agreement.

Netanyahu also mentioned that he looks forward to discussing the "terrible" Iranian nuclear deal and "how to roll back Iran's growing aggression in the region, especially in Syria".

Speaking to Iran's state broadcaster after the meeting, Zarif said all "members, except one country, stressed the importance of fully observing the (deal), its being non-negotiable and that all sides should remain committed to this global achievement".