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Rex Tillerson: Trump Orders Interagency Review of Iran Nuclear Pact

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President Donald Trump has instructed the National Security Council to lead an interagency review group tasked to examine whether the lifting of sanctions on Iran aligns with U.S. national security interests.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson informed House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) in a letter published Tuesday that Iran has continued to comply with commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal dubbed Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Tillerson added the Middle Eastern country “remains a leading state sponsor of terror, through many platforms and methods.”

The State Department is required to notify Congress on Iran’s compliance with JCPOA every 90 days and the latest notification is the first under the Trump administration, Reuters reported Wednesday.

Lesley Wroughton writes Iran agreed to reduce its nuclear development in exchange for the suspension of oil and financial sanctions against the country as part of the nuclear deal.

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