Trump raps Iran as violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal

President Donald Trump gives the pen he used to sign an executive order to Dow Chemical President Chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris as other business leaders applaud

President Donald Trump gives the pen he used to sign an executive order to Dow Chemical President Chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris as other business leaders applaud

In addition, US President Donald Trump affirmed on Thursday that Iran "is not living up to the spirit" of the nuclear agreement, which he described as terrible and badly negotiated.

It has repeatedly denied accusations by the West that it was ever trying to develop nuclear weapons. Iran was required to give up nearly all of its enriched uranium, which can be used to make a nuclear weapon, and is subject to ongoing inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Companies from China and Iran will this weekend sign the first commercial contracts to redesign an Iranian nuclear plant as part of an worldwide deal reached in 2015 over Iran's nuclear program, China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, April 20, according to Reuters. However, there have yet been no concrete practical anti-Iranian steps, only loud statements, which, in the understanding of the new USA administration, show that America is regaining its greatness.

Hours before he declared Iran nuclear deal a failure, Mr Tillerson sent a terse letter to the US House of Representatives speaker Paul Ryan, saying the administration has ordered an inter-agency review of whether the earlier suspension of sanctions, which was a necessity under the 2015 nuclear deal, was in the US' national security interests.

The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday slammed the nuclear deal brokered by the Obama administration with Iran.

Iran and major powers led by the USA made a deal in 2015 to curb Tehran's nuclear ambitions in exchange for easing economic sanctions.

Iran says its nuclear program is purely for peaceful purposes but signed a deal with world powers to restrict its fuel enrichment for 10 years in exchange for sanctions relief.

Tillerson is set to chair a UN Security Council ministerial meeting next week on North Korea, amid soaring tensions over Pyongyang's missile and nuclear ambitions.

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North Korea said it may test missiles on a weekly basis, and warned of "all-out war" if the United States takes military action.

In response, North Korea said it may test missiles on a weekly basis, and warned of "all-out war" if the U.S. takes military action.

What is the U.S. doing about Iran?

And shortly after the Italian prime minister said that a US role in Libya was critical, Trump, in response to a question about whether he believes his administration should play a part in helping to stabilize that country, said bluntly, "I do not see a role in Libya".

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim says he is "encouraged" by the Trump administration's interest so far in the multilateral lender's mission and its plans to harness more private capital for development finance.

Though Tillerson certified on Monday that Iran is sticking to the terms of the nuclear deal, he announced that the USA would be reviewing whether the deal's requirement to lift sanctions in exchange for Iran curbing its nuclear program is in U.S. national interests. "I think that the issue of the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program has surfaced in the general negative chorus of statements related to Russian Federation".

What has this got to do with North Korea?

"Everywhere you look, if there is trouble in the region, you find Iran", Mattis told reporters. Should Trump look the other way like Obama did as Iran continues to test ballistic missiles?

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