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Uphold Iran nuclear deal to avoid conflict: Nobel winning ICAN urges Trump

If Trump scraps the deal, it will open way for Congress to develop new measures to punish other aspects of Iran's behaviour

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The nuclear weapons disarmament campaign group that won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize has urged President to uphold the nuclear deal to "avoid causing any more conflict."

"We really call on the to continue to certify and stay in this deal," Beatrice Fihn, director of the Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) told a news conference at the UN headquarters in New York yesterday.

"This is not really what the world needs right now... We see no evidence that is not complying with it," she added.

Trump is a stern critic of the 2015 accord, which he has called "the worst deal ever," and officials say he intends to tell next week that is not honouring its side of the bargain.

officials insist this will not sink the deal itself but open the way for to develop new measures to punish other aspects of Iran's behaviour.

The nuclear agreement was struck in July 2015 by and five permanent members of the UN Security Council (Britain, China, France, and the United States) plus — establishing controls to prevent from developing an

Yesterday, the head of the UN nuclear watchdog said was complying with the deal.

"I can state that the nuclear-related commitments undertaken by ... are being implemented," Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano said, giving prepared remarks during a conference in Rome.

First Published: Tue, October 10 2017. 08:59 IST