US will 'crush' Iran allies, says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

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"Pompeo's speech has not demonstrated how walking away from the JCPOA has made or will make the region safer from the threat of nuclear proliferation or how it puts us in a better position to influence Iran's conduct", she said on Monday.

"The US policy is correct".

Zarif wrote: "It repeats the same wrong choices and will thus reap the same ill rewards".

Pompeo echoed Trump's complaints about the Obama-era nuclear deal, saying it had "fatal flaws" because some elements had time limits and it focused only on Iran's nuclear program, not its other problematic behavior.

Warning that the "sting of sanctions" will not ease until Iran changes its course, Pompeo made it clear that the new sanctions will be the "strongest in history" and will make Tehran battle to "keep its economy alive".

In his first major foreign policy address since moving to the State Department from the Central Intelligence Agency, the longtime Iran hawk and ardent opponent of Obama's 2015 nuclear pact outlined an aggressive series of moves created to counter Tehran, which he called the world's top sponsor of terror. Earlier Monday, Pompeo issued a steep list of demands to be included in a nuclear treaty to replace the deal scuttled by President Donald Trump.

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The administration's approach "explicitly puts the onus on the Iranian people to change their leadership or face cataclysmic financial pressure", Maloney added. "These will be the strongest sanctions in history by the time we are complete".

The prospects for future Iran will be further explored on June 30 at the major rally of the Iranian opposition near Paris, which annually attracts a crowd of over 100,000, including hundreds of supporters from political, academic, and security circles of the US and Europe, the Middle East, and much of the world. "We can nullify U.S. sanctions, using methods such as eliminating the dollar and replacing it with national currencies in transactions between two or more parties; thus, isolate the Americans", the supreme leader said.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanded sweeping changes that would force Iran effectively to reverse years of its foreign policies.

Germany's economy minister earlier told a newspaper the Berlin government would help German firms with business in Iran where it could, but could not entirely shield them from the USA decision to quit the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions. He said Iran must end support for Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen, "withdraw all forces" from Syria, halt support for its ally Hezbollah and stop threatening Israel. European Union officials say there is no easy way to protect European Union firms and banks from the extraterritorial nature of the USA sanctions. This act of belligerence was widely interpreted as a form of retaliation from Iran for Saudi Arabia's support for Trump's withdrawal from the JCPOA.

In a widely anticipated speech, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday the USA is ready to impose "the toughest sanctions in history" on Iran if Tehran "does not change its course".

The Trump administration, two weeks after it withdrew from an worldwide arms control deal that curbed Iran's nuclear ambitions, called Monday for a new global coalition to force the Islamic Republic to capitulate to a long list of political and military demands.

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Others anxious that Pompeo was forcing Iran into a corner, one likely to raise tensions in the region.

"U.S. industry also had no interest in seeing contacts with us worsened indirectly via the policies directed at Iran", Gahler told broadcaster Deutschlandfunk.

Separately, Iran's government spokesman said that the plan outlined by Pompeo would exacerbate the public's hostility to the United States. The leaders in Tehran will have no doubt about our seriousness.

Besides imposing unbearable economic costs, he also vowed to "crush" Iranian operatives and their proxies so Tehran will "never have the carte blanche to dominate the Middle East".

The remarks by Pompeo came almost two weeks after his boss Donald Trump withdrew the US from the 2015 global nuclear deal.

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