Commenting on the latest IAEA quarterly report on Iran's adherence to the 2015 nuclear deal, Secretary Pompeo opined that "it raises real concerns about whether Iran is continuing to comply with the JCPOA... we worry about Iran's capacity to shorten its breakout time and begin to implement the creation of not only fissile material but other elements of their nuclear program as well". He also replied in the affirmative when asked by the interviewer if Iran was "an evil regime". In a separate media appearance, Pompeo reaffirmed President Trump's assertion that "he was prepared to meet without any preconditions, willing to talk to the Iranian about the full range of their malign activity, their missile program, their nuclear program". To another interviewer, Pompeo asserted that "I think Iran knows how to reach us if they're ready. And when they're ready, we're ready to have a conversation with them as well".
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