Published: Sat, September 23, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

No need to review Iranian nuclear deal - Mogherini

No need to review Iranian nuclear deal - Mogherini

"Do you think that deal is working when they are supporting terrorists everywhere from Lebanon to Yemen to Syria to Iran, do you think it's still working?"

Iran's foreign minister has dismissed any re-negotiations of the 2015 nuclear deal with six world powers, including the U.S., saying Washington is merely after getting more Iranian concessions under the accord with no new concessions from itself or other signatories in return.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed on Wednesday that the president has made up his mind.

"The deal is fundamentally flawed".

U.S. President Donald Trump has disclosed that he has made a decision about whether he would continue the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Criticism by the U.S. administration of a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and major powers has focused heavily on Teheran's continuing missile programme.

"It was not a technical discussion, it was a political discussion of the political aspects", Tillerson said. Since his speech, Trump has been receiving sharp responses from angered leaders not just from Iran but also from other nations.

While McMaster added that previous presidents have always said "if" North Korea attacks, he reminded viewers that the threat appears more alarming now. Trump called the Obama-era deal aiming to curtail Iran's nuclear program "one of the worst and most one-sided transactions" in history.

In his speech at the United Nations, Trump accused Iran of supporting terrorists and called Tehran a "corrupt dictatorship" and a "murderous regime".

For Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, the answer to this dilemma on Wednesday was to go to Trump himself.

In a speech hours earlier, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed that his country will keep strengthening its military capabilities without asking permission from any country.

"We will increase our military power as a deterrent". "I have decided. I'll let you know what the decision is", he said.

"By violating its worldwide commitments, the new United States administration only destroys its own credibility".

"They were told clearly and definitively that the nuclear deal can not be renegotiated", he told a press conference in Tehran on Thursday broadcast live on state television after his return from the NY event.

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