U.S. to review lifting of sanctions on Iran: Tillerson

Reuters News
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Posted: Apr 18, 2017 11:00 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday he had informed Congress of plans to review whether the lifting of sanctions against Iran under the nuclear deal was in the United States' national security interests.

"President Donald J. Trump has directed a National Security Council-led interagency review of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action that will evaluate whether suspension of sanctions related to Iran pursuant to the JCPOA is vital to the national security interests of the United States," Tillerson said in a statement. 

(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)