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>> The deal is terrible.>> While U.S. President Donald Trump announced he was prepared to tear up the international accord over Iran's nuclear program, a top U.S. diplomat saying America is sticking with the deal for now. Nikki Haley, the U.S. envoy to the United United Nations telling NBC on Sunday.
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I think right now, you're going to see us stay in the deal, because what our hope is that we can improve the situation, and that's the goal. On Friday Trump presented a new, and more confrontational strategy aimed at Iran.>> Iran is under the control of a fanatical regime.
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But, most consequentially for the short term, he refused to certify Iran was meeting requirements of the 2015 Nuclear Accord. The 2015 agreement reached by the U.S., the European Union, Germany, France, Russia, Britain, and China puts limits on Iran's ability to enrich uranium. The nations agreed to lift international sanctions if Iran complied.
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By refusing to certify the deal, the President sends the matter to the US Congress, which has 60 days to decide whether to reimpose economic sanctions.>> We will see what happens with Iran. We're very unhappy with Iran.>> US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson defending the move in an interview with CBS on Sunday.
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>> He would like to get the Congress to give us their sense of this issue, so we have a strong voice, a strong unified voice, once in for all, representing the American position. Which then allows us to engage with friends, and allies, and other signatories around. How do we address these gaps and these flaws in this nuclear agreement?
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>> But it appears that America's allies, and other signatories aren't jumping at this opportunity. On Friday Britain's foreign secretary said he hoped US lawmakers would maintain the accord.>> The important thing is that Iran nuclear deal is still going, the Americans are still part of it.>> China, Russia, France and the European Union all quickly echoing the sentiment.
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The United States, which spearheaded the landmark effort to unite the great powers of the world. In an effort to contain a so called rogue regime now finding itself out of step with those America brought together.>> The way President Trump is handling it, it's widening the mistrust.>> Even Iran's foreign minister on Sunday warning that any move to unilaterally change or dismantle the deal would harm America's standing in the world.
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Praise for the US president coming primarily from the Prime minister of Israel. It's a very brave decision and I think it's the right decision for the world.>> The International Atomic Energy Agency says Iran is fulfilling its part of the deal and allowing inspectors access to its facilities.