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Trump says Iran 'not living up to the spirit' of nuclear deal

CCTV.com

04-21-2017 14:17 BJT

(Source: CGTN)

Relations between the US and Iran are seeing signs of tension, as strong rhetoric from both sides have commented on the 2015 nuclear deal. US President Donald Trump has accused Iran of "not living up to the spirit" of the deal.

He made the comments at a joint press conference held with visiting Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. Trump says the agreement was terrible and shouldn't have been signed. 

"Iran has not lived up to the spirit of the agreement, and they have to do that. They have to do that. So we will see what happens," he said.

Trump added that the US is analyzing the deal very carefully and will come up with new decisions in the near future. His remarks echoed those of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Earlier in the week, Tillerson called Iran "a leading state sponsor of terror." He said the nuclear deal is a total failure and that the Trump administration would evaluate whether continued sanctions relief were in the interests of US national security.

Iran and six countries reached an agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue in July, 2015. The deal puts Iran on the path of sanctions relief while maintaining strict limitations on its nuclear program. 

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