Trump Administration Certifies Iran’s Compliance with JCPOA: Report
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – US President Donald Trump agreed to certify again that Iran is complying with the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers, a report said.
Trump’s administration notified the US Congress of continued Iranian compliance on Monday, according to the report carried by The New York Times.
By law, the administration is required to notify Congress every 90 days whether Iran is living up to the deal.
“The president has made very clear that he thought this was a bad deal — a bad deal for the United States,” Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, told reporters at a briefing on Monday before the decision was made.
The Trump administration has been skeptical of the deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Trump has called the JCPOA “a very bad” deal, and, as a presidential candidate, he had threatened that he would rip it up.
But he has not done so, partly because his aides have advised him against doing that, the report added.
Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) reached the 159-page nuclear agreement in July 2015 and implemented it in January 2016.
Since the historic deal was signed in Vienna, the IAEA has repeatedly confirmed the Islamic Republic’s compliance with its commitments under the JCPOA, but some other parties, especially the US, have failed to live up to their undertakings.