US committed to Iran nuclear deal ‘through January 20th'

The United States says the outgoing administration of Democratic President Barack Obama will remain committed to a nuclear deal with Tehran until the end of the commander-in-chief’s tenure.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest made the announcement at a news briefing on Wednesday after the rival party’s Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, asserting that the US would remain committed to that deal as well as a Paris deal on Climate change.

The Obama administration has been engaged in negotiations with Iran along with other world powers, the UK, Russia, Germany, China and France.

Following the release of the Tuesday results, Iranian authorities called for the US commitment to the deal, dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

In his daily briefing, Earnest noted that “This administration will be committed to implementing those policies through January 20th, and we will live up to the commitments that we have made in each of…

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