Dec 12, 2017, 3:56 PM
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Washington Times: US likely to walk away from Iran deal in one month

Tehran, Dec 12, IRNA – The United States is likely to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal, also known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), within a month.

“Come January, the president may be extremely frustrated that neither Congress nor the Europeans have responded to his request for ways to fix the deal,” American newspaper Washington Times quoted Mark Dubowitz, an analyst on Iran sanctions and CEO of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, as saying in an interview.

'It’s entirely possible at that time that the president will walk away from the deal,' he added.

On October 13, Trump announced that his administration would not certify Iran's commitment to the deal. The decision came after several reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) approving that Iran has been acting fully in accordance with the JCPOA.

This is while Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano earlier said 'Iran is now subject to the world's most robust nuclear verification regime, and the IAEA has so far had access to all the locations it needed to visit in the country. IAEA inspectors will continue to carry out their work in an impartial and factual manner.”

Amano said after taking office in late 2009 he decided to clearly spell out the IAEA’s assessment of the situation and the facts that it had established through many years of verification efforts in Iran, as well as the concerns it had.

After years of little headway, he said there was movement in the right direction in 2013 after the election of President Hassan Rouhani in Iran, eventually leading to the IAEA and Iran signing a Road-map in July 2015 to clarify the possible military dimensions to Iran’s nuclear program and a separate agreement between Iran and the six countries known as Group 5+1, and the European Union, on the JCPOA.


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