Tillerson accuses Tehran of 'alarming provocations' as USA reviews policy

M - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has accused Iran of "alarming ongoing provocations" aimed at destabilising the Middle East and undermining America's interests in the region, BBC reported.

However, Tillerson branded the deal a failure, as Trump ordered a review of how the U.S. is countering the threat from Iran.

Tillerson's statement went on to describe some of those provocations, including support for terrorism, interference in Iraq, backing the Assad regime in Syria, support for the Houthis in Yemen, harassment of USA navy ships in the Persian Gulf, and cyber-attacks against US interests and allies.

Trump was a harsh critic of the deal as a candidate, and his administration has taken a tough line with Iran over a number of non-nuclear issues.

He said the deal, brokered by former President Barack Obama's administration along with other world powers, represented the "same failed approach" the US has taken to North Korea.

The historic deal between Iran and six major powers restricts Tehran's nuclear programme in exchange for the lifting of global oil and financial sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

"It would more isolate the United States than it would isolate Iran", he said, noting that other world powers are party to the deal.

Tears, pleas for mercy for ex-Saint's killer
Hayes is again insisting that he acted in self-defense as Smith fired a gun at him, despite evidence to the contrary at trial. She also noted the huge emotion surrounding this case, which lasted roughly one year from Hayes' original indictment.

Tillerson had revealed the Iran policy review in a letter Tuesday to House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Obama, Kerry and others who negotiated the deal strenuously defended its terms and said the agreement made the world a safer place.

He said the USA also is evaluating whether to redesignate Pyongyang as a state sponsor of terrorism.

"Notwithstanding, Iran remains a leading state sponsor of terror through many platforms and methods", Tillerson wrote.

The nuclear deal with Iran was agreed to in 2015 and meant to constrain Tehran's ability to make nuclear weapons for at least 15 years.

"I think they are doing a tremendous disservice to an agreement that was signed", Trump said. With some of those critics now in office, Tillerson's comments marked the first time that position has been echoed by the USA government. "There's nothing wrong or inherently suspicious about that".

"If sanctions are re-imposed on Iran, Iran can walk from the deal", said Jeremy Bash, Former CIA Chief of Staff.

Ontario to tax foreign buyers, expand rent control
The average price of detached houses in the Greater Toronto Area rose to $1.21 million Canadian (US$900,000) last month. Now only units built before 1991 are subject to such curbs.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump had still not decided whether to remain a party to the nuclear deal. The United States has been looking for ways to address the threat of North Korea's nuclear program, which is significantly farther along than Iran's.

Robbin pointed to Bush's order of a National Security Council review of a 1972 us anti-ballistic missile treaty with the Soviet Union - a review that led to a recommendation of a withdrawal and a Bush decision to do so.

Now his administration is only focused on marginal changes that would preserve much of the existing agreement, according to draft guidelines that Trump's trade envoy sent to Congress.

So what exactly voids the Nuclear deal? "So, Tehran would be well-advised not to overreact to whatever happens". Mr Tillerson's strident tone on Wednesday left listeners to conclude the nuclear deal was on thin ice as he pointed out that the threat from Tehran went way beyond the potential for atomic weapons.

On another subject, as he stood alongside Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni at the White House, Trump voiced optimism that the USA had successfully enlisted China to try to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program.

Iran's regional rivals Israel and Saudi Arabia have also decried the accord for not forcing Iran to shut down its nuclear industry completely nor forever.

During the presidential campaign, Mr Trump described the JCPOA as the "worst deal ever negotiated".

Monaco advance to Champions League semifinals
FC's Raf Honigstein says that Borussia Dortmund's Champions League defeats were tainted by the attack on the team bus. Tuchel also admits his team simply did not play well enough against Monaco to merit progressing to the semi-finals.

Artículos relacionados

  • Aaron Hernandez found dead

    Aaron Hernandez found dead

    Before his acquittal, Hernandez on Wednesday was seen blowing kisses to the little girl he fathered with fiancée Shayanna Jenkins. Hernandez had reportedly gotten a new tattoo that referenced the Blood street gang after the fight, prison officials said.

    Lynn doubtful for remainder of IPL

    Umesh was the pick of the quick bowlers in the recently concluded India-Australia series, scalping 17 wickets in eight innings. Against Kings XI, who will come into the game on the back of two victories, it goes without saying that Lynn will be missed.
    White House looking to revive reapl of Obamacare

    White House looking to revive reapl of Obamacare

    "We're going to be announcing it very soon", Trump said at Snap-on headquarters in Wisconsin. "So, yeah, I think we'll get both". But the proposal, which has not been formally introduced, may have trouble winning over more moderate members of the caucus.
  • Aaron Hernandez: What we know on day of his death

    Aaron Hernandez: What we know on day of his death

    The mother of Odin Lloyd, who was murdered in 2013, will move forward with her lawsuit against Hernandez, according to TMZ Sports. Hernandez was born in Bristol, Connecticut, and was a star tight end at the University of Florida.
    One police officer killed, another wounded in Paris shooting

    One police officer killed, another wounded in Paris shooting

    Earlier this week, police in Marseille arrested two men who were allegedly plotting an attack before the election, per Reuters. Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen took to Twitter to offer her sympathy for law enforcement officers "once again targeted".
    Paris police say officer and attacker shot, killed

    Paris police say officer and attacker shot, killed

    The officials had no other details about the attacker. "We don't have a precise idea of the origin of the shots fired", he said. Three police sources said, however, that the shooting could have been an attempt at an armed robbery.
  • Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is Planning to Kill the Password

    Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is Planning to Kill the Password

    But Hill insisted Facebook has safeguards in place to recognize fraudulent activity, and will alert you if anything seems amiss. This of course, ignores the fact that you need an email address or a phone number to sign up to Facebook in the first place.
    Facebook developing technology to build global community: Mike Schroepfer

    Facebook developing technology to build global community: Mike Schroepfer

    But his attentions were primarily focused on the unveiling of Spaces, a new Beta app that has been developed for the Oculus Rift. If you haven't noticed the little camera on the top left hand side of your Facebook app maybe it's time you checked out it.
    Netflix could surpass 100 million subscribers by the end of this week

    Netflix could surpass 100 million subscribers by the end of this week

    It seems most picked up on a comment management made about the company being close to passing 100 million subscribers in total. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 89,502 shares in the company, valued at approximately $13,036,861.32.
  • #TIME100: Chance The Rapper, Donald Glover, Colin Kaepernick Named Most Influential People

    #TIME100: Chance The Rapper, Donald Glover, Colin Kaepernick Named Most Influential People

    He makes music from an unapologetically inspiring and Christian perspective - music that transcends age, race and gender. Viola Davis , Leslie Jones and Donald Glover were among the figures on Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2017 list.

    Fox stock gains ground following O'Reilly firing

    "But that is the unfortunate reality many of us in the public eye must live with today ", he said. It is unclear what Mr O'Reilly will do next - or if he will contest the terms of his exit.
    Buoyant Kolkata take on lowly Gujarat in IPL clash

    Buoyant Kolkata take on lowly Gujarat in IPL clash

    Let me tell you, I've not changed my game, style or aggression. "My game hasn't changed", the swashbuckling right-hander said. All teams compete against one another and every team wants to win. "That doesn't make them a weak team", Pathan said.