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Mike Pompeo threatens 'strongest sanctions in history' and vows to 'crush' Iranian proxies
The Telegraph ^ | 21 May 2018 10:54am | Ben Riley-Smith, Nick Allen

Posted on 05/21/2018 6:39:33 AM PDT by GonzoII

Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, said the Iran nuclear deal put the world at risk.

He also called on on European countries to help ramp up economic pressure on Iran as he outlined America's ‘Plan B’ to the nuclear deal.

Delivering his first major foreign policy speech since taking the job, Mr Pompeo doubled down on the United States’ decision to quit the agreement earlier this month.

He framed the 2015 deal as allowing Iran to increase its malign influence across the Middle East on the back of funding from renewed trade with the West.

He said: "The Obama administration made a bet. That bet was a loser with massive repercussions.

"The bet was a bad one for the US, for Europe, and for the world. Iran's leaders saw it as a starting gun for the march across the Middle East."

Mr Pompeo threatened the "strongest sanctions in history".

He added: "We will track down Iranian operatives and their proxies around the world and we will crush them."

He said if Iran makes "major changes" the US was willing to lift all sanctions, and restore full diplomatic relations.

The top US diplomat also called for a new treaty with Iran, ratified by Congress, that ends enrichment and gives inspectors access .

Mr Pompeo urged other nations to join America in reimposing economic sanctions on the regime in a bid to bring it back to the negotiating table.


(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2015; europeanunion; iran; irandeal; mikepompeo; nato; pompeo
Stay the course, Mikey.
1 posted on 05/21/2018 6:39:33 AM PDT by GonzoII
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To: GonzoII

That’s a “drop the mic” moment.


2 posted on 05/21/2018 6:42:44 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: GonzoII
He said: “The Obama administration made a bet. That bet was a loser with massive repercussions.“

In Obama’s mind, it is winning, when crap-holes win and America and the Western world loses.

3 posted on 05/21/2018 6:44:30 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you)
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To: GonzoII

Rex Tillerson would have never given this kind of address.

A blow at the Euroweenies. The shocks keep coming - and keep on giving.


4 posted on 05/21/2018 6:46:04 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who AlbertLives In My Heart Forever)
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To: GonzoII

The Mullahs are Imperialistic, hegemonic Running Dogs.


5 posted on 05/21/2018 6:47:45 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: GonzoII

That sound you hear is thousands upon thousands of Euroweenie bungholes snapping shut simultaneously.

L


6 posted on 05/21/2018 6:50:07 AM PDT by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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To: Lurker

May Trump be elected to at least 3 terms!! Legal? Change the law back to FDR’s 1944 election.


7 posted on 05/21/2018 6:58:27 AM PDT by Netz ( and looking for a way ti IMPROVE mankind.)
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To: GonzoII

https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/German-bank-to-halt-Iran-transactions-in-July-557836

“We will completely suspend our foreign payment transactions related to Iran starting July 1st,”
said a spokesman for Frankfurt-based DZ Bank,
which is the umbrella organization of German cooperative bank chain Raiffeisen-Volksbanken.


8 posted on 05/21/2018 7:08:43 AM PDT by kanawa (Trump Loves a Great Deal)
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To: kanawa

More good news!


9 posted on 05/21/2018 7:15:08 AM PDT by GonzoII ("If the new crime be, to believe in God, let us all be criminals" -Sheen)
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To: GonzoII
"He added: "We will track down Iranian operatives and their proxies around the world and we will crush them."

Hmmm, kinda like those hiding out North of the Golan Heights? Assume every "action" we do in the M.E. wrapping up ISIz, the Moab in Pakheestan, the 1st Syrian strike, how are they not linked to Iran is my question, my gut feel says yes they are linked, they are involved. Get rid of these actors, you get a Israeli / PA peace deal, plain and simple...

10 posted on 05/21/2018 7:27:30 AM PDT by taildragger ("Do you hear the people Singing? Singing the Song of Angry Men!")
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To: GonzoII
" The top US diplomat also called for a new treaty with Iran, ratified by Congress, that ends enrichment and gives inspectors access."

No they need to stop entirely. They are working on the wrong type of Nuchleer Power, it should be Thorium for safe and cheap Power Generation, that will only occur after the Mullah's fall or they are gently pushed. A 3 way R & D partnership between the US, India, and Iran to develop it for power production. Put their engineers to work doing something useful.

11 posted on 05/21/2018 7:32:36 AM PDT by taildragger ("Do you hear the people Singing? Singing the Song of Angry Men!")
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To: Lurker
The top US diplomat also called for a new treaty with Iran

Like that's ever gonna happen. ValJar has left the building LOL!

12 posted on 05/21/2018 8:30:17 AM PDT by gr8eman (Since God has been banished from our classrooms, Satan has filled the void.)
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To: taildragger

“Get rid of these actors, you get a Israeli / PA peace deal, plain and simple... “

And having Mamood Abbas die would also “facilitate” the deal. Although, personally, I don’t ever see a settlement between the Pali’s and Israel. The other countries in the ME like having the Pali’s there to use as a foil.


13 posted on 05/21/2018 8:36:23 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: ClearCase_guy

Where are the Israeli’s when you need them?


14 posted on 05/21/2018 1:16:10 PM PDT by Wu (Excuse me while I kiss the sky......)
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