U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, September 14, 2017.
The Trump administration is set to sign off on a new round of waivers of sanctions against Iran that will keep the U.S.in compliance with the Iran nuclear deal as the president determines what to do next, multiple sources tell ABC News.
In a recent talk with ICANA, Ali Bakhtiar added that the nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, is regarded as worldwide law as it has been endorsed by the United Nations Security Council. It also addresses cyber espionage, nuclear proliferation, arms shipments and harassment of US naval forces, among its provisions.
Sources familiar with the matter stressed that the wider US policy toward Iran, and whether to preserve the deal that gave Tehran sanctions relief in exchange for curbing its nuclear program, has yet to be decided.
"No final decision's been made", Tillerson said, referring to the USA interagency review of its broader policy on Iran. But he said those violations don't constitute serious-enough breaches to jeopardize the deal and that Iran returned to compliance after being caught.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani was also scheduled to deliver a speech at the UN General Assembly.
Iran, the European Union, Germany and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council including the United States signed the nuclear deal in July 2015.
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While the White House finishes its Iran policy review, a vocal campaign against any possibility of decertifying the agreement is underway, led by Obama administration officials. That would very likely shift the focus to Tehran - and to Congress, which could move to impose new sanctions on Iran.
"Western companies ought not be allowed to sell Iranian airliners more aircraft that they can use to fuel Assad's brutal war", Roskam said during House floor debate. The Israeli leader believes the agreement, which includes provisions that lapse over the next decade or so, will enable Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon and has empowered the Islamic Republic in the region.
"We are not going to stand what they are doing with our country".
So, why continue with a deal that Iran is so happy to break?
The idea may meet more skepticism from German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who cited the "good end" reached in the Iran accord in an interview published this week, saying the approach could be replicated in talks over North Korea's nuclear weapons program. "As Secretary Tillerson has just said, the Iranians have got to behave and fulfill their side of the bargain".
In a carefully read 20-minute address at the American Enterprise Institute, Haley argued that the nuclear deal can't be considered in isolation.