Iran is still abiding by the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal despite the U.S. pullout from the multinational agreement, Central Intelligence chief Gina Haspel said Tuesday.
The United States withdrew from the JCPOA on May 8, 2018, after President Donald Trump concluded it was not in U.S. interests. Washington has since restored tough sanctions that were in place before the deal was reached.
“At the moment technically they are in compliance” with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Haspel told the Senate Intelligence Committee.
“I think the most recent information is the Iranians are considering taking steps that would lessen their adherence to JCPOA as they seek to pressure the European to come through with the investment and trade benefits that Iran hoped to gain from the deal,” she said.