Tillerson to make announcement on Iran nuclear deal - White House

PUBLISHED ON TUE, JUL 18, 2017 6:25 AM

Tillerson to make announcement on Iran nuclear deal - White House

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attends a joint news conference with Qatar's foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani in Doha, Qatar, July 11, 2017. REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon/File Photo

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will "very shortly" make an announcement on Iran's nuclear agreement with world powers that President Donald Trump has called a "bad deal," White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Monday.

 

Under U.S. law, the State Department must notify Congress every 90 days of Iran's compliance with the 2015 deal. Monday is the deadline, and a senior U.S. official said last week the administration was very likely to say Iran was adhering to the agreement although Trump has reservations about it.

 

"The secretary of state will have an announcement very shortly on that deal," Spicer told reporters. "I think you all know that the president has made very clear that he thought this was a bad deal, a bad deal for the United States."

 

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Washington Newsroom; Editing by Tom Brown)

 
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