US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the White House is actively working with congressional leaders to find a legislative “fix” to the Iran nuclear agreement so that the United States would remain in the multi-nation accord.
“The president said he is either going to fix it or cancel it,” Tillerson said in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday. “We are in the process of trying to deliver on the promise he made to fix it.”
The changes to the US law regulating the US participation in the 2015 deal could come as early as next week or shortly thereafter, the top diplomat said.
Tillerson’s comments come as President Donald Trump must decide by January 12 whether he will re-certify the Iran deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries, including the United States.
Re-certification indicates that Iran is complying with the terms of the nuclear…