Washington 0
14 February 2019

In comments following the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East, Secretary Pompeo argued that "we think that we need more sanctions, more pressure on Iran. We think that gives the Iranian people the opportunity to get what it is they so richly deserve. We think that denies the Iranian kleptocracy, the clerical leaders there, the wealth and resources they need to create so much destruction that we heard about from countries all across the world in these two days... we've been unmistakable about our desire to put economic pressure on the leadership in Iran". He also asserted that "the Iranians are in clear violation of the UN Security Council Resolution relating to missiles". "There is complete agreement, there is a global agreement", Pompeo reflected, "about the threat that Iran poses". 

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