Iran foreign minister says US must meet own obligations for nuclear deal

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Iran is not "living up to the spirit" of the global deal to curtail its nuclear programme, US President Donald Trump warned Thursday as his administration reviews the agreement.

United States president Donald Trump described the Iran deal during his election campaign as the "worst deal ever negotiated", pledging to abolish the agreement, though has so far not followed through on his promises to revoke it.

"Iran remains a leading state sponsor of terror, through many platforms and methods", wrote Tillerson.

-Companies from China and Iran will this weekend sign the first commercial contracts to redesign an Iranian nuclear plant as part of an global deal reached in 2015 over Iran's nuclear program, China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. He said USA officials were analyzing the deal carefully and would "have something to say about it in the not too distant future".

The deal, reached in 2015 between major powers and Iran, swaps sanctions relief for a rollback of Iran's nuclear program. A lot of reporters took that as a hint that the White House plans to reverse course from Trump's campaign rhetoric and keep the deal intact. The seven-nation nuclear deal, he said, "fails to achieve the objective of a non-nuclear Iran" and "only delays their goal of becoming a nuclear state". In fact, in a letter to Congress earlier this week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson more or less conceded that Iran is complying with its obligations under the deal so far.

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis reinforced that tone during a visit to Saudi Arabia, when he said Iran was the source of many problems in the Middle East.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is taking the unusual step of weighing in publicly ahead of a foreign presidential election, predicting that the latest attack in Paris will have a "big effect" on voters there.

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

He again called the nuclear deal a "terrible agreement", but he hasn't withdrawn the U.S. from the accord. Tillerson cited Iran's nuclear ambitions, claiming that the latter pose a grave threat to worldwide security.

Deutch began offering Secretary of State Rex Tillerson advice on how to go forward with the nuclear agreement already in place and how he should target human rights issue and terrorism.

The European Union's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, said last month after meetings with senior Trump administration officials she was reassured in the talks that the U.S. was committed to fully implementing the deal. However, Tillerson claims that the said agreement was a failure, which led to Iran going down the same path as North Korea, which was also left "unchecked".

"Public statements lambasting the nuclear deal with Iran as a "failed approach" and comparing the country with North Korea are reckless and blatantly false", the group added.

Tillerson claimed that Tehran has been fueling various military conflicts in the Middle East, undermining United States interests in countries such as Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon.

Trump's wrangling on foreign policy issues overseas comes amid debate in the USA over his priorities at home.

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