Tillerson meets Iran's Zarif, no shoes thrown

United States President Donald Trump speaks during the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters Tuesday Sept. 19 2017. | AP

United States President Donald Trump speaks during the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters Tuesday Sept. 19 2017. | AP

On January 16, 2016, the parties to the deal announced beginning of its implementation.

Rouhani, whose government still fends off criticism from Iranian hardliners opposed to the plan, cast it as a template for global peace deals.

Iran rejects that it has broken the agreement, and a United Nations report this month pointed to no Iranian violations.

He has until 15 October to decide whether to certify that Iran is complying with the deal. If he does not, the U.S. Congress has 60 days to decide whether to reimpose sanctions waived under the accord. "Ironically, so has the Trump administration", Blinken stressed. "And if you remember, Trump already said that the Iranians are not in compliance with the spirit of the deal and he said, frankly, they're probably not even in compliance with the actual deal".

The U.S. and Russian Federation together with other world powers concluded a pact in 2015 after tortuous negotiations that imposed curbs on the Iranian nuclear program in return for lifting sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

What are the different sides saying?

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) and his Malaysian counterpart Anifah Aman meet in NY on September 22, 2017.

"It was a good opportunity to meet, shake hands".

"This is a very sweet coincidence that we can celebrate the new year together within a 24-hour period", he said. She alluded to the North Korea nuclear threat when she said that "we definitely (do) not need to go into a second one (nuclear crisis)".

"Now we will all try to convince the Americans in the remaining weeks ... that calling the agreement into question will not increase security", Gabriel said.

The Foreign Secretary said the world faced a catastrophe if North Korea - a "rogue nation" - was able to mount a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). "Secretary (of State Rex) Tillerson is leading the effort, and we will hopefully get this resolved through diplomatic means". When asked if he planned to back out to the deal he has said is an "embarrassment to the United States", Trump told reporters, "I have decided".

President Donald Trump's new line on Iran will mean a fundamental shift in Washington's Iran strategy, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said in United States media interviews, while accusing Tehran of "destabilizing activity".

She said that, "it's not for one party or the other to certify this".

Tillerson said that Trump has been "quite clear and articulate" about his concerns with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, during a press conference Wednesday.

Rouhani, addressing the General Assembly, said it would be a pity if the deal were "destroyed by rogue newcomers to the world of politics".

"Iran does not seek to restore its ancient empire, impose its official religion on others, or export its revolution through the force of arms", he said. He spoke about scrapping the nuclear deal during the election campaign and has mentioned it on several occasions since.

"Iran is continuing missile development, missile development that could be paired with a nuclear program later", McMaster said.

Do you find that part odd, that Tillerson does not yet know what President Trump's decision is about the Iran nuclear deal? -Iranian encounter since Trump became president. Enriched uranium is a component of a nuclear bomb.

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