Secretary of State Pompeo anticipated that Iran’s “economy could shrink as much as 10 or 12 percent in the year ahead, and that’s important”. He added that “we want to negotiate. President Trump says that he would meet with President Rouhani with no preconditions. … We don’t want violence. We don’t want war with Iran. What we want is that revolutionary regime to stop its efforts around the world to put Israel at risk, to put the American people at risk, and deliver national security for the American people”.
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