The Trump administration announced on Monday that Iran is complying with the terms of the nuclear deal that constrained the country’s nuclear program in exchange for lifting of sanctions, The Daily Caller reports.
This means that President Donald Trump will certify to U.S. Congress that Tehran is living up to its end of the bargain as far as the 2015 nuclear deal is concerned.
But the White House is quick to say that it will impose fresh sanctions on the Islamic Republic over its other alleged bad behavior.
A senior administration official said that Trump will slap Iran with additional sanctions because of its ballistic missile program and state sponsorship of terrorism, two items not included in the Obama-era deal.
In contrast to Obama’s more engaging approach to Iran, Trump has made it clear that the country is a threat, a view shared by Israel, Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations alligned with Washington.
“The secretary of state and the President intends to emphasize that Iran remains one of the most dangerous threats to the US and to regional security,” according to another senior official of the Trump administration.