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Trump believes Iran finances North Korea

09 October 2017 [13:34] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Kamila Aliyeva

U.S. President Donald Trump, a widely-known critic of the JCPOA, accused Iran of financially supporting North Korea, which develops its nuclear missiles, saying that it violates the provisions of the nuclear deal.

"I believe they [Iranians] are funding North Korea. I believe they’re trading with North Korea. I believe they’re doing things with North Korea that are totally inappropriate," Trump said in an interview with American politician and commentator Mike Huckabee for TBN.

?Trump reiterated his dissatisfaction with the Iran nuclear deal, accusing Tehran of destabilizing the situation in the Middle East. 

In the interview, he promised to give more information about the Iran deal later but quite soon – in a few days or a week. He also called Iran “a bad player” and said that he will deal with it accordingly.

U.S. President Donald Trump intends to announce the cancellation of the nuclear deal with Iran next week,

The Washington Post newspaper previously announced that Trump intends to cancel the nuclear deal as a deadline for recertifying Iran’s compliance is drawing closer.

It is believed that Trump would not recommend the Congress to re-impose sanctions in order to reach a compromise with many congressional leaders who stand for keeping the deal at least with some changes.

Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated that neither Trump nor "ten other Trumps" will be able to nullify the benefits that Tehran receives from the nuclear deal. 

The Iran nuclear deal was negotiated in July 2015 between Iran, the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany. By ratifying the plan, Iran agreed to scale down its nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief.

At the same time, the U.S. retains sanctions against Iran on the missile program, human rights and on suspicion that Tehran sponsors terrorism.

Currently, Washington insists on inspections of Iran's military facilities by the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) under the JCPOA. However, Tehran rejects such inspections.

The presidential administration was previously instructed to review its policy on Iran, not only looking at Tehran's compliance with the nuclear deal but also its behavior in the region.


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