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Nuclear deal critics silent as Trump says Iran complying

Lawmakers who once insisted Iran was cheating aren’t taking the administration to task for saying otherwise.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in the Treaty Room to speak on Iran at the State Department in Washington, DC on April 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

US lawmakers who once loudly insisted that Iran was cheating on the nuclear deal stayed quiet April 19 after the Donald Trump administration declared otherwise.

In a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Iran has been “compliant” through April 18 with its commitments under the 2015 agreement. That assessment tracks with what the UN’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has repeatedly concluded.

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