Iran may ‘follow’ N Korea, says US
US SECRETARY of State Rex Tillerson has said the landmark nuclear deal has failed to squash Iran’s ability and determination to develop atomic weapons, arguing that the country’s ambitions still threaten international peace and security.
“An unchecked Iran has the potential to follow the same path as North Korea and take the world along with it,” Tillerson said. “The United States is keen to avoid a second piece of evidence that strategic patience is a failed approach.”
Tillerson’s strong criticism of Iran and the nuclear deal came one day after State Department officially notified Congress that Iran has met all its commitments under the agreement, a certification required every 90 days.
The White House is conducting an evaluation of the deal officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump frequently called it the “worst deal ever negotiated”. But in office, it is unclear whether he intends to break it or leave it in place. Washington Post