Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States is currently assessing the Iran nuclear deal because the country is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.
The former Exxon Mobil CEO said “it’s clear there are many” threats the country poses.
“An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the same path as North Korea, and take the world along with it,” Tillerson said as he delivered remarks Wednesday. “The comprehensive Iran policy requires that we address all of the threats posed by Iran, and it is clear there are many.”
“The United States is keen to avoid a second piece of evidence that strategic patience is a failed approach.”
“Any discussion of Iran is incomplete without mentioning the JCPOA. It fails to achieve objective of a non-nuclear Iran.”
Tillerson lambasted the country for “supporting the Assad regime, even as it commits atrocities against its own people.”
“The Trump administration has no intention of passing the buck to a future administration on Iran. The evidence is clear — Iran’s provocative actions threaten the U.S., the region and the world.”