Revealed: Trump expected to waive Iran sanctions Wednesday


 

May 17 2017 07:34 PM
Revealed: Trump expected to waive Iran sanctions Wednesday
Revealed: Trump expected to waive Iran sanctions Wednesday

The Donald Trump administration is expected to waive relevant sanctions on Iran on Wednesday, as called for under the landmark nuclear deal, a US official told Al-Monitor.

Notification of the waivers is expected to be made in statements from the State and Treasury Departments. The administration is still conducting a broader National Security Council-led interagency review of its policy to Iran, however, including determining whether the deal negotiated under President Barack Obama is in the national interest.

US officials said that until the review is completed, the administration will continue to adhere to the terms of the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

“We are continuing to review the JCPOA,” a State Department official speaking not for attribution said. “While that review in underway, we continue to implement our commitments.”

“The Trump administration has made clear that at least until this review is completed, we will adhere to the JCPOA and will ensure that Iran is held strictly accountable to its requirements,” the State Department official said. “Once we have finalized our conclusions, we will meet the challenges Iran poses with clarity and conviction.”

US officials have declined to offer a timeline for when the reviews will be completed.

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