Published: Fri, September 22, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Will Iran, US come to a fair compromise?

Will Iran, US come to a fair compromise?

Moscow once again voiced support for the deal, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov saying that Iran's strict compliance with the agreement attested to by the IAEA allows Tehran to fully realize the deal's potential in the economic, political and security spheres.

McMaster said the administration has taken a "holistic" look at the Iran deal.

The White House National Security Adviser says that once US President Donald Trump reveals his new US approach to Iran, it would change the whole strategy "fundamentally", as Tehran "crossed the line".

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said there should be no alterations to the deal, but when asked about Rouhani's comments, Tillerson - the lead USA diplomat on the deal - said he has learned to "never say never" about any negotiation.

Any collapse would send a "terrible signal" for other diplomatic efforts.

"We all agreed that all sides are fulfilling their commitments", Mogherini told reporters at the United Nations after Iran and the six nations held their first talks involving US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Under the deal, limits on Iran's uranium enrichment will begin to expire in 2025 under "sunset clauses" and critics have said this is the weakest part of the deal. He also hinted that the USA may pull out of the deal.

On Wednesday, Mr Trump told reporters that he had reached a decision, but did not elaborate.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday at the UN General Assembly that Trump's recent anti-Iran speech was "ignorant and spiteful".

The prospect of Washington reneging on the deal has anxious some of the US allies that helped negotiate it, especially as the world grapples with North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile development.

Though Trump has signed temporary waivers on sanctions against Iran, the administration must decide by October 15 whether to recertify Iran as compliant with the nuclear agreement.

It comes as Trump simultaneously is trying to convince North Korea to give up its nuclear arms through negotiations or face annihilation.

Iran's missile program is also "continuing unabated by the deal", McMaster said.

The theme is consistent with Trump's "America First" philosophy that helped him win election past year.

"Pulling the U.S. out of the deal would not only erode the credibility of the U.S. It would also deal a heavy blow to the global nuclear non-proliferation drive, and set a bad precedent that would surely hamper the ongoing multinational efforts at finding a peaceful solution to the Korean Peninsula nuclear deadlock through negotiations", said China Daily. "Under Pres Trump, America's position towards Israel at the United Nations has been unequivocal, it's been strong, it's got both clarity and conviction.I want to thank you from the people of Israel and Israel's many friends around the world".

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