President Trump to 'decertify' but not withdraw from Iran nuclear deal, says Rex Tillerson

Donald Trump will withdraw presidential support for a landmark nuclear deal with Iran Friday, but will stop short of killing the agreement, his Secretary of State said.

Published: 13th October 2017 09:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th October 2017 09:13 PM   |  A+A-

President Donald Trump. (File Photo | Reuters)

By AFP

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump will withdraw presidential support for a landmark nuclear deal with Iran Friday, but will stop short of killing the agreement, his Secretary of State said.

"The intent is that we will stay in the JCPOA, but the president is going to decertify," said Rex Tillerson, referring to the 2015 multilateral agreement, whose fate he indicated will now lie with Congress.

"We're saying, fine, they're meeting the technical compliance," he said indicating that the broader agreement would remain intact for now.

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