Netanyahu hails United States policy on Iran, calls on world to back

Alicia Cross
May 23, 2018

In addition to doing numerous things that it already had to do under the nuclear agreement that the United States just violated, Iran must do the following, according to Pom: end support for Middle Eastern terrorist groups, including Hezbollah, Hamas, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad; respect the sovereignty of the Iraqi government and permit the disarming, demobilization, and reintegration of Shiite militias; end military support for the Houthi militias in Yemen and work toward a peaceful political settlement there; withdraw all forces under Iranian command from Syria; end support for the Taliban and other terrorists in Afghanistan and the region and cease harboring al Qaeda; end the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' support for terrorists and militant partners; and cease its threatening behavior against its neighbors - many of which are USA allies.

Both the country's oil output and its GDP fell noticeably under global sanctions. A new package of sanctions, still to be unveilled, will impose "unprecedented financial pressures"-the strongest in history-on Tehran, Pompeo said, at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington".

"No enrichment, tough sanctions and Iran should get out of Syria - we believe that it's only policy that can ultimately guarantee peace".

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo earlier on Monday laid out a laundry list of American demands for a new Iran nuclear deal, in his first major speech outlining Washington's strategy for curtailing the Islamic Republic's nuclear ambitions and its "malign" regional behavior.

Ms Mogherini said there was "no alternative" to the JCPOA. For sanctions to work they must be comprehensive. The thing is, some of the other six countries involved in this are making billions through trade with Iran, and for that reason and others, want to keep their part of the deal intact. Russia, China and India are unlikely to bow to USA pressure.

"From my conversations with European friends I know that they broadly share these same views of what the Iranian regime must do to gain acceptance in the worldwide community", Pompeo said, calling on allies to join the pressuring Iran to change.

In the short run, we can expect the European Union to negotiate with Iran to increase investment and support in order to keep Iran in the deal. Iran is spreading aggressively throughout the Middle East.

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Its support for Lebanon's Hezbollah movement is particularly alarming for Israel while Saudi Arabia, another bitter enemy, accuses the Iranians of equipping rebels in Yemen.

The deal was also signed by Britain, China, France, Germany and Russian Federation.

All of the above signatories pledged to honour their commitments under the deal. "I don't just mean our friends in Europe", Mr Pompeo said.

"We will continue our path with the support of our nation". "To think that we'd allow Iran to go back on the path of developing nuclear weapons while we try to get Iran to meet all twelve objectives is unsafe".

What was agreed under the 2015 deal?

According to deal supporters, Iran has majestically lived up to every promise.

The Secretary of State also warned European businesses which work with Iran in violation of USA sanctions that they will be held "to account". The five other major powers have committed to adhering to the deal, with the European Union considering legislation that will nullify the effects of us sanctions on foreign companies that continue doing business with Iran.

As for compliance with the deal, consider some 32 illicit efforts to get foreign technology that have nuclear weaponry implications, at least as reported by a German intelligence agency.

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