U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state says he
supports a "full review" of the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers,
which the incoming president has previously pledged to renegotiate or scrap
altogether. Former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson said during a January 11 confirmation
hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that he would recommend
such a review if he is confirmed as Trump's secretary of state.
rump has been a vocal opponent of the accord, which curbs Iran's nuclear
program in exchange for lifting crippling international sanctions against
During his campaign, Trump called it a "terrible" deal that only benefited Tehran and that he would "tear it up" if elected..
However, he has since said that it would be hard to destroy a deal enshrined in a UN resolution..
Tillerson did not reject the deal outright during his testimony, saying he supported tighter monitoring to guarantee that Tehran does not violate the deal..
"We need...to examine our ability to clarify whether Iran is complying," Tillerson told lawmakers..
Outgoing President Barack Obama considers the deal one of the hallmark achievements of his eight years in office..
Based on reporting by Reuters and the Los Angeles TimesBased on reporting by Reuters and the Los Angeles TimesBased on reporting by Reuters and the Los Angeles Times
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