TILLERSON: As a long-time negotiator, I learned to never say never.
Trump called the Iran deal one-sided and "an embarrassment to the United States". It was "not a technical discussion", he said, "it was a political discussion".
Following yesterday's meeting between US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Washington analysts believe that the White House has made a decision to refrain from any "obsessive engagement" in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, both because it recognizes that the conflict is now as far from a solution as it was during the term of ex-President Barack Obama and because the Trump administration regards other problems in the region as more urgent.
Bush, a former presidential candidate himself until Trump secured the Republican Party's nomination last year, criticized Obama's handling of the nuclear deal with Iran, and said Trump found himself in a tough position when he took over the White House this year. Now, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said yesterday that the expectations of the agreement have not been met, and later in the day he met with his Iranian counterpart.
KELEMEN: The European Union's foreign policy chief who chaired the meeting described it as frank, but Federica Mogherini says all sides agreed that so far the deal is being implemented.
Under the deal, limits on Iran's uranium enrichment will begin to expire in 2025.
French President Emmanuel Macron said it would be a mistake to pull out of the 2015 nuclear pact between Iran and world powers after the Trump administration indicated it had objections to aspects of the deal, Reuters reports.
Myanmar's second vice president, Henry van Thio, is also due at the podium, at a time when his government is accused of driving more than 420,000 minority Rohingya from their homes.
"The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea", Trump said.More news: Violent Crime, Homicide Rates Rose in 2016 for Second Straight Year
The comments came hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for the world community to fix the Iran nuclear deal by removing the sunset clause or to get rid of it and reimpose tough sanctions on Tehran.
Iran will strengthen its missile capabilities and will not seek any country's permission, President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday in a snub to demands from U.S. President Donald Trump. "It will be a great pity if this agreement were to be destroyed by rogue newcomers to the world of politics".
"By violating its global commitments, the new USA administration only destroys its own credibility and undermines worldwide confidence in negotiating with it or accepting its word or promise", Rouhani stated.
"We have to work in order to have a monitoring process on the ballistic activity of Iran." he told CNN. The Israeli said that, in contrast, he had warned that Iran would be enabled by the deal to "behave like a hungry tiger unleashed, devouring the nations one after the other".
"It's not a clear signal he plans to withdraw".
Richardson, also a former member of Congress and governor of Arizona, is well-known for his role as a USA diplomatic envoy on missions to North Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries during the 1990s - assignments that earned him three nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize.
"I wish to underscore here that the defense capabilities of the Islamic Republic of Iran, including our missiles, are exclusively defensive deterrents for the maintenance of regional peace and stability and the prevention of adventurist tendencies of irrational aspirants", he said. On several other issues over his presidency, he has teased reporters with the idea that a major verdict might be imminent, only to delay announcements for weeks or months.
Trump faces a mid-October deadline for re-certifying Iran's compliance with the agreement.
In any event, the U.S. It was a very, very matter-of-fact exchange of how we see this agreement very, very differently. "Too much political capital and too much willpower is needed to persist in this mission - two things that the administration is unwilling to invest in an initiative at this stage", the source said.