İlknur Şebnem Öztemel-TDO-05.10.2017- US Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, told that they might think of staying bounded with the Iranian Nuclear Deal unless it would be determined against American national interests or Iran disobey to the treaty.
On Tuesday, during a Senate meeting, Tillerson said ‘’ If Iran’s loyalty to the deal could be approved and this would be confirmed that it is beneficial for our national interests, we should not withdraw from the treaty’’. He added, ‘’ If no other proofs that ensure the against, President should think about adhering to the treaty’’.
White House did not reply to Mattis’s critical statements.
It is significant to remind that US President Donald Trump is against to the Iran Nuclear Deal which was signed between Iran and other states in 2015, starting with USA. From the beginning of his presidential campaign Trump, he strongly criticized the move and called it ‘’embarrassing’’.
Trump needs to have his final decision until 15th of October. If Trump decides to retreat from the treaty, the Congress must vote for the future of economic and diplomatic strains against Iran whether to re-impose or forget about them.
Besides, it is highlighting that the number of points that Trump and his administration have different perspectives about, is increasing. Recently, Trump noted that it is ‘’waste of time’’ to talk with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un who he calls ‘’ little rocket man’’ while US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, tried to do the opposite and persuade Pyongyang. Trump tweeted as ‘’ I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man...’’ Additionally, White House Spokeswoman, Sarah Sanders, signaled that usage of diplomatic measures became outdated on the subject and ‘’it is not the time to negotiate’’.
It is not a common thing that an US president have disagreements with his assistants on this kind of important foreign policy issues. There’s no doubt that Trump’s term would be much different than his predecessors for both American nation and the world.