Mike Pompeo sets Iran strategy
Talking just a while ago at the Heritage Foundation, Mike Pompeo laid out the Iran plan. US Secretary of State promised the ‘strongest sanctions in history’ and vowed the US won’t allow Iran to ever develop a nuclear weapon. He said the “sting of sanctions will only grow more painful if the regime does not change its course.”
Pompeo made a note concerning the Iranians “Unlike the previous administration, we are looking for outcomes that benefit the Iranian people, not just the regime.”
Pompeo said Iran will be “battling to keep its economy alive” under the sanctions and will have to choose between maintaining its economy or sponsoring terrorist and insurgent groups in countries like Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen. He blamed the money that the Iranian government received after sanctions ended as a “newfound treasure” that it used to sponsor those groups.
In his speech, 12 conditions that Iran will have to follow in order for the US to agree to a new nuclear deal with Tehran were raised.