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State Department reveals a modified nuclear agreement with Iran

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) –┬áThe US State Department announced Friday that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will announce a diplomatic road map on Monday to reach a modified nuclear deal with Iran.

A foreign ministry official told reporters at a news briefing that the new approach would seek to create a “framework that would address all Iranian threats.”

The official declined to give details of the planned speech, but said he would aim to make revisions to the deal that address concerns about Iranian ballistic missiles, “fuel” civil wars in the region and improve the inspection system.

The official said that the United States is conducting intensive and very deep consultations with European counterparts on the review of the agreement.

The extent of differences between the United States and Europe on those issues was exaggerated.

US President Donald Trump has withdrawn his country from an international agreement with Iran in 2015 to halt its nuclear program in exchange for a relaxation of sanctions. Since Washington withdrew from the deal, other parties have vowed to keep the deal if Tehran respects its commitments.