U.S., E.U. Officials Form Working Group to Look into Additions to Iran Nuclear Deal

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A working group has been created to develop an ancillary agreement to the Iran nuclear deal.  That addition is aimed at easing President Trump’s concerns about the pact, according to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.  “We will be discussing that through working groups beginning as early as next week and we’ll see what progress we can make,” Tillerson told reporters Monday in London.

President Trump waived economic sanctions against Iran earlier this month, but has vowed not to do it again.  The next opportunity comes in May.  That gives U.S. and European officials limited time to come to an agreement on any new terms.  Iran’s ballistic missile program and its support for international terrorism have been discussed as areas of interest in revisiting the nuclear agreement in the past.

The Iranian government has said it will not accept any changes to the deal.  Nor will it allow the nuclear pact to be connected with any other issues.  Iran “will not accept any change in the deal, neither now nor in the future,” and will “not take any action beyond its commitments,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement earlier this month.

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