Iran 'Clearly in Default of Expectations' of Nuclear Deal - Tillerson

Johnson meets American counterpart

Iran 'Clearly in Default of Expectations' of Nuclear Deal - Tillerson

United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May reportedly emphasized the significance of the 2015 nuclear accord negotiated between Iran and the United States and global powers during a recent meeting with Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonUS limiting visas in four countries for refusing deportations Senate votes down Paul's bid to revoke war authorizations 'Game of Thrones' polling company takes on White House shakeups MORE.

The U.S. pushed for an oil embargo after North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3. "In effect, that is directed at China alone because China supplies essentially all of North Korea's oil".

He said China supplies North Korea with most of its oil and "Russia is the largest employer of North Korean forced labour".

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"It's clear that with respect to oil, and a complete embargo on oil from the UN Security Council, that's going to be very hard", he said.

The top United States diplomat "never misses an opportunity in bilateral, multilateral settings to raise North Korea and the need to increase pressure on North Korea", Tillerson's policy adviser Brian Hook said Thursday.

On the Iran nuclear deal, which is viewed sceptically in Washington, May was "underlining its importance in preventing Iran from procuring nuclear weapons", the spokesman said.

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"Full implementation of JCPOA [the Iran deal] would positively contribute to regional and worldwide peace and stability", Tillerson said.

"The Trump administration is continuing to review and develop its policy on Iran.no decision has been made", Tillerson said during the news conference. This persecution must stop.

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"It is vital for her now to make clear that this is an abomination and that those people will be allowed back" in the country, he added.

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