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    US Vows to 'Strictly' Comply With Iran Nuclear Deal Despite Policy Review

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    The United States will continue to comply with the terms of the Joint Plan of Comprehensive Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal with Iran and four other nations until a review by the Trump administration is complete, US Department of State acting spokesperson Mark Toner said in a briefing on Tuesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Last week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the administration will conduct an interagency review of the Iran deal to determine if suspending sanctions remains vital to national security interests.

    "Until that review is completed we’re going to adhere strictly to the JCPOA and ensure Iran is held strictly accountable to its requirements," Toner told reporters.

    Furthermore, Toner said the United States would dispute suggestions that it was not upholding its end of the deal.

    In July 2015, Iran and the P5+1 countries — the United States, Russia, China, France and the United Kingdom plus Germany — signed an agreement ensuring the peaceful nature of the Iranian nuclear program in return for the gradual lifting of sanctions against Tehran.

    President Donald Trump has routinely criticized the agreement and ordered a full review of US policy with respect to Iran.


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