The USA will reconsider the decision to lift the sanctions against Iran under nuclear deal
Donald trump has instructed the national security Council to determine how the lifting of sanctions against Iran under the nuclear deal is in the interests of the United States. Earlier, the US President has repeatedly criticized the nuclear agreement concluded under Barack Obama.
U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday that he had informed Congress about plans to study the question whether the lifting of sanctions against Iran under the nuclear deal the national security interests of the United States.
“President Donald trump instructed the national security Council to conduct an interagency review of the Joint comprehensive plan of action [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program] to see whether the lifting of sanctions against Iran in accordance with the terms JCPOA vital to the national security interests of the United States,” — said Tillerson in a statement quoted by Reuters.
Trump has repeatedly criticized the nuclear deal with Iran. So, in mid-February, he called it “one of the worst” that he had ever seen. Until this February, the US President said that Tehran should “be grateful” for the “terrible bargain” that the previous U.S. government signed with Iran. Also, the American leader called the conclusion of the nuclear deal a “disgrace” and did not rule out the possibility of US withdrawal from the agreement.
Nuclear deal Iran and the six international mediators (Germany, France, UK, USA, Russia and China) was concluded in July 2015. In accordance with the plan, Iran agreed to curtail its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. However, in response to the test of Tehran’s ballistic missiles 29 January this year, the US imposed new sanctions against Tehran.