Trump Reluctantly Certifies Iran’s Compliance with Nuclear Deal

To address those non-nuclear activities, the Trump administration also announced today that it was designating 18 entities and individuals supporting Iran’s ballistic missile program, military procurement or Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, as well as an Iran-based transnational criminal organization.

“Notifications on all points were sent to Congress last night,” a State Department official told Al-Monitor today. “Iran is unquestionably in default of the spirit of the agreement. Even as we continue to work to prevent Iran from ever obtaining a nuclear weapon, we will not look away while Iran threatens the United States and our allies outside the nuclear realm.”

The official added, “While the United States has to date upheld its commitments under the JCPOA, we will continue to closely monitor Iran’s destabilizing and dangerous behavior. While our review of the JCPOA is ongoing, the United States expects strict Iranian adherence to its JCPOA nuclear commitments and will look to the International Atomic Energy Agency to continue to monitor and verify all of Iran’s nuclear commitments.”

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