Trump is 'very likely' to recertify Iranian compliance with Iran nuclear deal

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The Iranian foreign minister has lashed out at the United States for its failure to completely observe its obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal by occasionally preventing the Islamic Republic from enjoying the full benefits of the agreement.

Under U.S. law, the State Department must notify Congress every 90 days of Iran's compliance with the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Zarif arrived in NY early Friday morning to attend the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and to meet counterparts on the sideline of the forum.

US President Donald Trump is "very likely" to state that Iran is adhering to its nuclear agreement although he continues to have reservations about it, a senior US official said on Thursday. "We believe they need to reconsider that position, because it is not conducive to the sustainability of the agreement", Zarif said. "Therefore, the U.S. should also reconsider its approach towards the agreement", Zarif said upon his arrival at the airport in NY.

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"The worst deal I think I've ever seen negotiated that you started is the Iran deal".

The JCPOA was signed on July 14, 2015 between Iran and the Group 5+1 (US, Russia, Britain, France and China plus Germany).

The UN Security Council later unanimously endorsed a resolution that effectively turned the JCPOA into global law.

More than three dozen former U.S. generals and admirals have written a letter to President Donald Trump in support of the Iranian nuclear deal, highlighting the success of the agreement and the Islamic Republic's compliance with the terms, as Tehran argues that the policy is inefficient.

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The administration faces a Monday deadline, imposed by Congress, to affirm that Tehran is abiding by restrictions on its nuclear program, for which it receives sanctions relief. That is, Trump's current uncertain policy has led to a lot of confusion and destabilization in the Middle East region.

"The nightmare that we are facing in the region is a outcome of many years of intervention and short-sighted policies by the United States in the region which has resulted, as expected, in the exacerbation of extremism and terrorism in our region", he said.

Iran tops the list of the countries that support governments, Armies and the nations of the region in the fight against terrorism, Zarif noted.

"Now, all our efforts are focused on a comprehensive ceasefire in coordination with Russian Federation and Turkey through Astana talks, to send the humanitarian helps and relieve the Syrian people's sufferings and pains", Zarif asserted.

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Syria's warring parties have attended five rounds of peace talks brokered by Iran, Russia and Turkey in the Kazakh capital, Astana.

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