Pompeo to give plan B on Iran
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will unveil the US administration’s “Plan B” for countering Iran tomorrow. A plan that is to show the road ahead on Iran and build a new security architecture going beyond Iran’s nuclear program. This will be Pompeo’s first major foreign policy speech as secretary.
“We need a new framework that’s going to address the totality of Iran’s threats,” Brian Hook, the State Department’s director of policy planning told reporters Friday. “This involves a range of things around its nuclear program – missiles, proliferating missiles and missile technology, its support for terrorists, and its aggressive and violent activities that fuel civil wars in Syria and Yemen.”
One senior fellow at the Brookings Institution said, “the real objective is not really a bigger, better, deal, the real objective is to put immense pressure on Iran” to weaken the regime. Also adding that, “the not so hidden objective of certain members of the administration is regime change.”