U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told CNBC's Hadley Gamble on Saturday that such criticism - including from members of the previous administration - fails to recognize what Trump's team has done, or the missteps of past presidents.
Iran and the United States could trigger a conflict by accident in an already unstable Gulf region, Britain's foreign minister said on Monday, as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks in Brussels with the main European powers on the crisis.
According to the agency, he has departed from Washington and is heading to Europe. The Europeans insist the agreement was never meant to address those issues but has been effective in curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions.
"We are very anxious about the risk of a conflict happening by accident with an escalation that is unintended", said Hunt, adding it was important not to push Tehran back towards re-nuclearization.
For Pompeo, "it's incredibly hard because the interlocutors on the other side don't know who speaks for the United States", Katz said.
President Hassan Rouhani issued an ultimatum to the Europeans, threatening that Iran would go further if they fail to deliver sanctions relief to counterbalance US President Donald Trump's renewed assault on the Iranian economy within 60 days.
They reiterated their commitment to the deal, while urging Iran to refrain from escalatory steps, in a joint statement by Britain, France and Germany- the three European countries behind the 2015 accord- and EU chief diplomat Federica Mogherini.
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He was speaking of the February meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and American President Donald Trump . The move on May 9 is the first time a North Korean cargo vessel was seized for violating sanctions , said Demers.
Hook said Pompeo, while in Brussels, also discussed reported attacks on several oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.
The U.S.is strengthening its military presence in the Middle East in what officials said was a "direct response to a number of troubling and escalatory indicators and warnings" from Iran.
"We in Europe agree that this agreement is necessary for our security".
European Union foreign ministers are set to discuss efforts to keep Iran in line with its nuclear commitments on Monday. "We believe that Iran should try talks instead of threats".
Pompeo will also travel to Moscow while in Russian Federation, where he will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and pay his respects to the Soviet troops who died during World War II, when Russian Federation and the United States fought together as allies to eradicate evil.
Their discussions would touch on arms control issues and "a full range of global challenges" including the issues of Ukraine, Venezuela, Iran, Syria, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, a senior state department official said in a briefing on May 10.