U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he has reached a decision on whether to recertify Iran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, but he would not reveal that decision, AFP reports.
"I have decided," Trump told journalists when asked about an October 15 deadline to re-up the agreement.
“I’ll let you know what the decision is," he added.
Trump recently confirmed that Iran is adhering to the nuclear agreement that was signed with world powers in 2015, but he and other officials in the administration stressed that the President still has reservations about the deal.
The President has long been a vocal critic of the Iranian nuclear deal, and he repeated his criticism of the deal in his speech at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.
He called the deal "an embarrassment" to the U.S. and "one of worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into."
Should he say that Iran is not in compliance with the 2015 deal, Congress would have 60 days to decide whether to reimpose sanctions waived under the deal.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday warned that the United States will pay a "high cost" if President Donald Trump scraps the Iran nuclear deal.
Such an action by the Trump administration "will yield no results for the United States but at the same time it will generally decrease and cut away and chip away at international trust placed in the Unites States of America," he said.
On Wednesday, Rouhani attacked Trump for his comments on the nuclear deal, saying in his speech to the UN General Assembly, “It will be a great pity if this agreement were to be destroyed by ‘rogue’ newcomers to the world of politics: the world will have lost a great opportunity.”
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