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7 August 2019

Secretary of State Pompeo asserted that “the Trump administration has implemented an unprecedented pressure campaign on Iran’s leaders with two objectives: First, to deprive the Iranian regime of the money it needs to support its destabilizing activities. Second, to force Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to the negotiating table to conclude a comprehensive and enduring deal”. He elaborated that “the comprehensive deal we seek with the Iranian regime should address four key areas: its nuclear program, its ballistic missile development and proliferation, its support for terrorist groups and proxies and its treatment and illegal detention of U.S. citizens”. Pompeo went on to argue that “the regime and its proxies are weaker than when our pressure began…as we raise the cost of Iran’s expansionism and the status quo, we seek a comprehensive deal and a far more peaceful, stable relationship”.

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