Experts urge Trump not to abandon Iran nuclear deal

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But despite his concern that Iran is an worldwide threat, Trump is expected to waive sanctions on Iran's oil and banking sectors for the second time since taking office. His administration has been reviewing the deal, however.

In a joint statement, the experts said the 2015 agreement, negotiated by the Obama administration and the governments of Britain, China, France, Germany and Russian Federation, was a "net plus for global nuclear nonproliferation efforts".

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met Russian President Vladimir Putin late on Wednesday in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi. The president is required to revisit the issue every 90 days, and in July he reportedly was angry that his advisers offered no options except to certify it.

They also said the agreement made it "very likely that any possible future effort by Iran to pursue nuclear weapons, even a clandestine program, would be detected promptly".

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"Either directly or indirectly, ripping up this deal by the United States is the worst thing we could do for American national security", she said, adding, "North Korea is watching closely". He campaigned vowing to "dismantle the disastrous nuclear deal with Iran".

However, he understood that Trump may not be so keen on that option and suggested that the United States could curb the Regime without ending the deal by simply certifying Iran as noncompliant with the nuclear deal at the October deadline.

The signatories, which include many academics and some former State Department officials, wrote that they are "concerned by statements from the Trump administration that it may be seeking to create a false pretext for accusing Iran of noncooperation or noncompliance with the agreement in order to trigger the re-imposition of nuclear-related sanctions against Iran".

Some have argued that sanctions would not simply roll back into place because the nuclear deal was not just between Iran and the United States; it was also signed by the UK, France, Germany, China, Russia, and the UN.