BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 A.M.) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that US will impose the “strongest sanctions” in history on Iran if it fails to comply with a list of US demands, during a briefing in Washington D.C. on Monday.
Pompeo said the US will apply “unprecedented financial pressure” on Iran and Tehran will “be battling to keep its economy alive” if it does not comply with a list of 12 US demands.
SOT, Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State: “The sting of sanctions will be painful if the regime does not change its course from the unacceptable and unproductive path it has chosen to one that rejoins the ‘league of nations.’ These will indeed end up being the strongest sanctions in the history when we are complete. The regime has been fighting all over the Middle East for years. After our sanctions are coming forth, it will be battling to keep its economy alive.”*NO CUTAWAY AT SOURCE*
SOT, Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State: “We will apply unprecedented financial pressure on the Iranian regime. The leaders in Tehran will have no doubt about our seriousness. Thanks to the colleagues of our Department of Treasury, sanctions are going back into full effect and new ones are coming.” *NO CUTAWAY AT SOURCE*
SOT, Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State: “We will also ensure Iran has no path to a nuclear weapon. Not now, not ever.” *NO CUTAWAY AT SOURCE*
SOT, Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State: “President Trump withdrew from the deal for a simple reason: it failed to guarantee the safety of the American people from the risks created by the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran. No more. No more wealth creation for Iranian kleptocrats, no more acceptance of Iranian missiles in Riyadh and the Golan Heights, no more cost-free expansion of Iranian power, no more. The JCPOA put the world at risk because of its flaws.” *NO CUTAWAY AT SOURCE*
SOT, Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State: “The bet that the JCPOA would increase Middle East stability was a bad one for America, for Europe, for the Middle East and indeed for the entire world. It is clear that the JCPOA has not ended Iran’s nuclear ambitions, nor did it deter its quest for regional hegemony. Iran’s leaders saw the deal as a starting gun for the march across the Middle East.” *NO CUTAWAY AT SOURCE*
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