Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
Iranian and U.S. officials have engaged in a fresh war of words over a nuclear deal that aimed to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on April 20 criticized "worn-out" U.S. accusations a day after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson accused Iran of "alarming ongoing provocations" to destabilize countries in the Middle East.
U.S. President Donald Trump has directed the National Security Council to review the international agreement on Iran's nuclear program and evaluate whether suspending sanctions "is vital to the national security interests of the United States."
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson revealed the review in a letter Tuesday to House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Donald Trump's election as the new President of the United States has put many international deals at risk. Previously agreed multilateral agreements are being revised, and bilateral relations between countries are facing new challenges. Many perceive the approach of the new American president as one of the main factors of instability in international relations.
Three important news stories, one after another, were reported by international news agencies on the same day.
The first one was a statement by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who openly accused the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria of massacres in Aleppo.
Tehran's recent ballistic missile tests did not violate a U.N. resolution and were not illegal, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said March 15 after being questioned on the issue by Australia.
The United Nations Security Council met on March 14 at the request of the United States to discuss the missile tests that have raised the prospect of new sanctions.