Pompeo vows to apply unprecedented economic pressure on Iran

TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) – New United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared that Washington will impose the ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on Tehran.

New measures on Iran will be the strongest sanctions regime in history, Mike Pompeo said in his first address to the State Department while unveiling the US administration’s ‘Plan B’ for countering Iran on Monday.

Pompeo’s speech comes in less than two weeks after the United States illegally pulled out of the nuclear deal with Iran despite Iran’s full compliance with the the JCPOA.

The US Secretary of State claimed ‘the sting of sanctions will be painful’ in such a way that Iran will struggle to ‘keep its economy alive’ after the United States imposes its ‘unprecedented financial pressure.’

Pompeo laid out some conditions for Iran, including putting an end to its involvement in Syria and releasing US citizens imprisoned in Iran.

He also pledged to crush Iran-backed forces in Syria including Hezbollah movement.  

Pompeo further claimed he was certain that Washington’s allies will welcome Trump administration’s now unpopular approach to Iran.


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