U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says President Donald Trump has been coy even with allies as to what decision he has made over the Iran nuclear deal. No reporter narration.
(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) The United States said on Wednesday (September 20) it is weighing whether the Iranian nuclear deal serves its security interests even as Iran said it did not expect Washington to abandon the agreement. A collapse of the 2015 deal, which U.S. President Donald Trump has called "an embarrassment" but which is supported by the other major powers that negotiated it with Iran, could trigger a regional arms race and worsen Middle East tensions. It was the first time that U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif had met since President Donald Trump took office on Jan. 20. Tillerson told reporters that President Trump did not wish to leave the Iran nuclear issue to the next president.