- Sputnik International
World
Get the latest news from around the world, live coverage, off-beat stories, features and analysis.

Ex-Admiral: US Shredding Nuclear Deal With Iran 'Would Be a Mistake'

© AP Photo / Kevin Lamarque/Pool PhotoUS Secretary of State John Kerry, left, meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, on what is expected to be "implementation day," the day the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verifies that Iran has met all conditions under the nuclear deal.
US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, on what is expected to be implementation day, the day the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verifies that Iran has met all conditions under the nuclear deal. - Sputnik International
Subscribe
International
India
The incoming administration of US President-elect Donald Trump should not dismantle Washington’s nuclear deal with Iran, former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Mike Mullen said Monday.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The retired Navy admiral, who headed the Joint Chiefs under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, said the United States has seen enough wars in the Middle East, and he urged the new administration to look at the Iran agreement "very carefully."

"I think tearing the deal up would be a mistake," Mullen told attendees at the Washington Ideas Roundtable organized by the Aspen Institute.

The USS Nitze, a Guided Missile Destroyer is pictured in New York Harbor, May 24, 2006 - Sputnik International
US Guided-Missile Destroyer Assists Stranded Iranian Fishing Boat
Mullen added that he has not seen any proposed alternative to the deal, which was signed in July 2015.

Iran and the P5+1 group of nations – the United States, the United Kingdom, France, China and Russia plus Germany – agreed that in exchange for Tehran keeping its nuclear program exclusively for peaceful uses, there would be a gradual lifting of sanctions on Iran. The agreement took effect on January 16, after the International Atomic Energy Agency officially confirmed Iran’s compliance with the deal’s provisions.

Newsfeed
0
To participate in the discussion
log in or register
loader
Chats
Заголовок открываемого материала