Trump says he's decided on Iran pact, now plays it for suspense

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Echoing Trump's statements to the general assembly, Tillerson added that the world had been made less safe by the Iran agreement particularly with the challenges posed by a nuclear-armed north Korea.

"I think that President Trump has the right under congressional legislation and as commander-in-chief of the United States to withdraw from the agreement", Lieberman said.

Trump said Wednesday he has made a decision on whether he will certify to Congress by an October 15 deadline that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal, as he already has done twice this year. If he fails to do so, Congress could re-introduce sanctions dropped when the accord was implemented.

The United States and Iran are planning for their highest-level interaction of Donald Trump's presidency.

He said he and Zarif "didn't throw shoes at one another" at their first meeting, but added that it isn't clear whether they will be able to agree on the future of the nuclear deal. He also held talks with the then president-elect in NY in November a year ago. And this is the real issue. Iran says it has no such plans.

"Extremely concerned by reports of Iran missile test, which is inconsistent with United Nations resolution 2231".

"Iran has never sought, is not now seeking and will never seek nuclear weapons", he said.

He says the group spends too much money and has too many staffers, and declares: "We are not seeing results in line with this investment".

"It was not a technical discussion, it was a political discussion of the political aspects", Tillerson said.

News, citing four sources, reported on September 20 that should Trump decertify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), it would shift the decision to Congress and that the president would press European leaders to renegotiate parts of the accord. We are fully compliant with the JCPOA. In plain terms, the deal is a success as it prevented a country with potential nuclear capabilities from developing weapons, and all this without a shot being fired.

"And that is something that the President simply finds unacceptable".

". The military option, in this case with Iran and North Korea, is the only option".

What does the United States do? It was a very, very matter-of-fact exchange of how we see this agreement very, very differently.

"We expect Iran to fulfil its commitments". So you know, we were asking the president Hassan Rouhani about this, and he said, look; these are things that were negotiated over a long period of time.

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