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Pakistani Foreign Minister Urges Trump Stay in Iran Nuke Deal

Pakistani Foreign Minister Urges Trump Stay in Iran Nuke Deal
Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif stands during a Wednesday meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the State Department in Washington, D.C. (Cliff Owen/AP)

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Insisting the U.S. nuclear deal with Iran has helped to stem further turmoil in the Middle East and is "good for us," Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif told Newsmax on Thursday his country hoped President Donald Trump Trump would not pull out of the agreement on the day it comes up for recertification (Oct. 15).

"It will not really serve anyone to sever [the deal with Iran]," said Asif, who spoke to us during a visit to Washington, D.C., that included an appointments with Vice President Mike Pence and other Trump administration officials.

Regarding disputes over whether Iran is violating any terms of the agreement or misusing the nearly $1.6 billion in unfrozen assets, the foreign minister told us: "You settle disputes by talking and communicating your differences. This is more constructive than just abandoning the agreement."

Noting there is so far no evidence of Iran violating the agreement or meddling in other Middle Eastern countries, the foreign minister said this "is appreciated by us. If the [Trump administration] has any second thoughts about it, I would tell them 'be careful about it.'"

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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Insisting the U.S. nuclear deal with Iran has helped to stem further turmoil in the Middle East and is "good for us," Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif told Newsmax on Thursday his country hoped President Donald Trump Trump would not pull out of the agreement.
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