TEHRAN, IRAN - SEPTEMBER 18 : Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani attends Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's (not seen) meeting with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in Tehran, Iran on September 18, 2016. (Photo by Pool / Press Office of Iranian Supreme Leader)

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has continued to criticise Iran and relayed the US strategy to “re-established deterrence,” in a conference on Monday at Stanford University in California.

Pompeo likened Soleimani to Osama Bin Laden, saying they had killed 600 Americans, and said it was “why thousands of Iraqis took to the streets to celebrate when they heard Soleimani was dead. Many more would have undoubtedly joined them but for the fear that the remaining Iranian-backed thugs – many of which were at the gates of the American embassy in the days before – would have beaten them or jailed them or killed them.”

The USA wants “to deprive the regime of resources, resources it needs to perpetrate its malign activity around the world,” Pompeo added, saying they had “cut off roughly 80 percent of the Iranian oil revenues.”

“We just want Iran to behave like a normal nation. Just be like Norway. Alright?” he said.

Pompeo also blamed the reunification of Crimea with Russia on “weak” American deterrence and said the US has now “resumed lethal support for the Ukrainian military.”

 

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J j Van Zweden
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J j Van Zweden
2020-01-14 20:23

Washington is filled with demons like pompeo, they attract each other, naturel law, like in the third reich, when one of them frau allbright was asked if 500 thousand iraqi children killed by the sanctions was worth it her answer was a heartfelt YES

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2020-01-14 21:33

Pompeo is an evangelist, he believes in jesus christ, lying cheating stealing murdering in christs name sn’t it funny well not really its sickening only a diabolic person can make it up

Sweet Robert
Sweet Robert
2020-01-14 20:02

Pompeo needs to go. Mike Pompeo is a terrorist. More LIES to demonize IRAN just as d**k CHENEY tried to do. Americans are not stupid and we are not buying these recycled and DEBUNKED fabrications. Pompeo and his motley crew of rabid frothing at the mouth NEOCONS will not hijack America and drag its youth into a war for the Israelis. Israeli wants to annex land and can not due to Iran,Syria, and Lebanon. To h**l with these meddling Zionist.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-01-14 12:51

+++ “Just be like Norway”
=> And buy F-35 too?
Thus, Norway also has a lot of oil… Do they feel to use proxies to do terrorism all around the world? Nope!
Does Norway’s first lady is forced to disguise as a trashbag?
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Not at all!

Sweet Robert
Sweet Robert
2020-01-14 20:34
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

If you do not like Muslims in Norway then you should protest Israel and CIA who created this mess called Al-Qaeda and ISIS.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-01-14 15:32

Iranian youths don’t walk on US and Israeli flags (video) :
https://twitter.com/tinoushnazmjou/status/1216310041327886337/video/1

Sweet Robert
Sweet Robert
2020-01-14 20:06
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

Be Gone trashy warmonger.