Iran’s Military Commander: Pompeo Needs a ‘Punch to the Mouth’ Over Sanctions

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 5/22/2018 | Mary Chastain
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Ismail Kowsari, a senior officer in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, lashed out at Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s vow to impose strong sanctions on the regime. From NBC News:

“The people of Iran should stand united in the face of this and they will deliver a strong punch to the mouth of the American secretary of state and anyone who backs them,” said Kowsari, according to the Iranian Labour News Agency.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also mocked Pompeo, asking, “Who are you” to make decisions for Iran while a member of parliament insisted the regime shouldn’t play into “U.S. radicalism.”

The United States withdrew from the Iran Nuclear Deal on May 8 and President Donald Trump said “we have definitive proof that this Iranian promise was a lie” as he brought up Israel’s findings of Iran working on its nuclear program. Trump’s admin concluded that we cannot prevent Iran from having a nuclear bomb under this “defective” agreement.”

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Trump’s biggest problem with the Iranian deal? The sunset clause “that allows key limitations on Iran’s use and development of new technologies for uranium enrichment to be phased out beginning in 2025.”

He reminded everyone that Iran is a leader of state-sponsored terrorism, especially with Hezbollah. He also believes that if the deal stays in place there would be a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.

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On Monday, at the Heritage Foundation, Pompeo stated that Trump’s administration has started developing “the strongest sanctions in history” if Iran does not relinquish its desire to make and own nuclear weapons.

If Iran acts on these terms, then America would lift sanctions against the regime. If not…well, the regime will feel the pain. From AFP:

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“We will apply unprecedented financial pressure on the Iranian regime. The leaders in Tehran will have no doubt about our seriousness,” Pompeo said in his first major foreign...
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