The Wall Street Journal: Tillerson compares Iran nuclear deal with failed North Korea policy

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the nuclear agreement with Iran risks repeating mistakes of past U.S. policy toward North Korea, underscoring a tough Trump administration line against both countries.

Tillerson raised the prospect of new sanctions against Tehran for regional provocations and said the administration was reviewing whether to abide by the landmark nuclear deal reached in 2015.

He said the U.S. also is evaluating whether to redesignate Pyongyang as a state sponsor of terrorism.

“The Trump administration is currently conducting across the entire government a review of our Iran policy,” Tillerson said. “An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the same path as North Korea and take the world along with it.

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