Iran nuclear deal: Trump set to outline position in major speech

Euronews English - Friday, 13 October 2017  (1 week ago)
Will he or wonโ€™t he certify the Iran new clear deal? All eyes are on President Trump as he prepares to make a crucial speech later on Friday which could make or break the historic agreement. The deal saw sanctions eased on Tehran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear activity. International inspectors say Iran is in technical compliance with the accord, but Trump has threatened to tear it up, branding it the worst deal the US has ever signed. More recently the President has claimed Iran is in violation of the spirit of the agreement which it signed with six world powers in July 2015. Both Britain and France have urged Trump to stay inside the deal, as have senior advisors within his administration, such as Defence Secretary James Mattis. The president has until Sunday to make a decision. If he refuses, Congress will have 60 days to decide whether to reimpose sanctions on Iran, a move which many fear could not only doom the deal but also risk retaliation from Tehran.

Recent related news

Advertisement
While Trump is unlikely to pull the United States out of the agreement, he is expected to give the US Congress 60 days to decide whether to reimpose economic...
1 week ago • DNA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will outline a tougher U.S. strategy for countering Iran on Friday that will seek to strengthen the enforcement of...
1 week ago • Reuters India
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will strike a blow against the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement in defiance of international support for it on...
1 week ago • Reuters India
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is likely to take a major step against the international nuclear deal with Iran on Friday, laying out a more...
1 week ago • Reuters India
Advertisement
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to strike a blow against the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement on Friday in defiance of other world...
1 week ago • Reuters India
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump struck a blow against the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement on Friday in defiance of other world powers, choosing...
1 week ago • Reuters India

You might like