Tillerson fears an "unchecked Iran" will become like North Korea

20 April, 2017, 13:40 | Author: Valerie Burke

Trump this week ordered his National Security Council to review whether to reimpose sanctions that were eased under the accord because of Iran's continued support for terrorism.

The White House is conducting a top-to-bottom review of Iran policy, including an evaluation of the deal officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

The U.S. considers Iran a leading state sponsor of terrorism due to its support of militant Palestinian groups like Hezbollah, as well as its support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Tillerson's remarks come just a day after it was reported that the administration notified Congress that Iran was doing everything they're required to do under the agreement.

Under the agreement, negotiated during Barack Obama's presidency, Iran agreed to place limits on its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

The Trump administration, however, has "no intention of passing the buck to a future administration". Tuesday's was the first update for the Trump administration. He also described the country as a "leading state sponsor of terror".

Tillerson accused Iran of undermining U.S. interests in Lebanon, Iraq, Syria and Yemen.

The Obama administration said the JCPOA was a diplomatic success, cutting off all pathways to an Iranian nuclear weapons capability.

Tillerson accused Iran of intensifying multiple conflicts including the one in Syria, undermining United States interests in several countries, continuing to support attacks against Israel, and sponsoring cyber and terror attacks across the world. However, the United States admitted that Tehran was complying with the 2015 agreement, the BBC said.

Trump has panned what he's called "the terrible Iran deal" reached by the us and five other world powers under his predecessor, Barack Obama.

Iran also "maintains a long-standing hostility towards Israel, providing weapons, training and funding to Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist organizations", said the secretary of state, citing reports that Iran displayed a missile inscribed "death to Israel" during a military parade on Tuesday.

President of the United States of America Donald Trump was against the deal during his campaigning days.

Iran has said many times that if the US imposed additional sanctions, that would violate the nuclear deal and Iran would no longer feel bound by its terms.

Congress has introduced bills extending USA sanctions against Iran related to its alleged support of terrorism, human rights violations and missile tests.

"The JCPOA fails to achieve the objective of a non-nuclear Iran, " Tillerson said, using an acronym for the 2015 nuclear deal.

In an ominous warning, Tillerson linked Iran's behavior to that of North Korea and said that with both countries, the USA would no longer engage in "strategic patience".

Recommended:

  • Whitefish seniors celebrate with egg hunt

    Whitefish seniors celebrate with egg hunt

    Children's Pastor Corey Shadd said the "drop" is a big hit with kids and their event is free from 9:30 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. Barfield Baptist Church, 1033 Barfield Church Road in Murfreesboro, will host an egg hunt from 2-4 p.m.
    Despite getting booed, Rajon Rondo says Celtics fans 'are great'

    Despite getting booed, Rajon Rondo says Celtics fans 'are great'

    His coach Brad Stevens gave Thomas the option of playing or missing the first game or two of the playoffs to be with his family. Although the eighth-seeded Bulls are up 2-0 to the first-seeded Celtics, this isn't as big of an upset as it appears.

    US Democrats aim to 'make Trump furious' in Georgia election

    Ossoff challenges Republican front-runner Karen Handel in the June 20 runoff election to replace former Republican Rep. National Republicans, hamstrung by a convoluted 11-candidate field in their own party, responded to Ossoff in force.
  • Jakarta governor election results

    Jakarta governor election results

    He was catapulted to national prominence after becoming governor of Jakarta , with Ahok serving as his deputy. Last year, Ahok was seen as the strongest contender for the gubernatorial election in the country's capital.

    Leicester eye Champions League return after first 'taste' left them wanting more

    But having dined at the top table of European club football, Drinkwater insists he and his teammates are hungry to return one day. He sent on Ben Chilwell and Leonardo Ulloa for Shinji Okazaki and defender Yohan Benalouane, flooding Vardy with greater support.
    Mike Pence: It's time for North Korea to 'get the message'

    Mike Pence: It's time for North Korea to 'get the message'

    The next step would be to bring home the 54,000 USA troops stationed in Japan and another 25,000 troops in South Korea. It responded to America's latest threats by firing a missile on Sunday, which exploded seconds later.
  • Trump congratulates Erdogan on disputed Turkey referendum

    "As a result of evaluations, the appeals were rejected with 10 votes against and 1 vote in favour", it said in a statement . His narrow victory was ruled valid by Turkey's electoral body, despite claims of irregularities by the opposition.
    Should Trump Go To Prison? Rep

    Should Trump Go To Prison? Rep

    Of course, Roger Ailes resigned as Chairman and CEO of Fox News Channel a year ago after allegations of sexual harassment. Waters' remarks came a week after O'Reilly was forced to apologize for a glib remark about the congresswoman's hair.

    Apple gets autonomous vehicle testing permit in California

    Apparently, the company will instead focus on developing self-driving technology, just like its all-time competitor, Google . Examples of companies holding autonomous testing permits in California include Google , Tesla , and Bosch.
  • Trumps celebrate Easter Egg Roll at White House

    This year's 139th Easter Egg Roll is Trump's first Easter celebration after being hailed as the President of the United States. Trump read " Party Animals ", a story about celebrating differences written by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford.

    Shakespeare targets Champions League return for Leicester after fairytale ends

    Morgan said: "We are not in the running for the championship again and we are out of the Champions League , so the ride is over". The Spanish side went through 2-1 on aggregate after the two sides drew 1-1 on the night at Leicester's King Power Stadium.
    Champions League: Atletico Madrid beat Leicester 1-0 in first leg

    Champions League: Atletico Madrid beat Leicester 1-0 in first leg

    One witness speaking to BBC 5 Live said: "There were a couple of people who probably antagonised the police, but then they took it out all these people here.


Popular

Switch sells 906000 units in March in the U
We'll have a clearer picture on April 27th, when Nintendo will reveal the global sales figure during its fiscal earnings report . Early feedback suggests it's a game of surprising depth and nuance that makes excellent use of the Switch's Joy Con controllers.

United Airlines passenger dragged from plane: 'everything' is injured
Technically, passengers are legally required to follow the orders of the captain when they are ordered off a plane. United was trying to make room for four employees of a partner airline, meaning four people had to get off.

Galaxy S8: More screen and elegance, but a hefty price tag
We have heard about Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leaks and rumors that suggested the handset will have a lot of things in common. But Samsung ditched those plans because it had to reposition the fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone.

United Airlines changes crew booking policy after passenger dragged off plane
Munez added that "the carrier would no longer use law enforcement officers to remove passengers from overbooked flights". Attorney Thomas Demetrio also said neither Dao nor his family had heard directly from United since the incident.

Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson's breaking of color barrier
While baseball has been celebrating it for many years, it wasn't until a little more than a decade ago MLB made 42's day official. That style never left Robinson for a day in his career and, more importantly, it was also the way he lived his life.