Mike Pompeo: US sanctions against Iran won’t be lifted


Michael Pompeo, US Secretary of State, claimed Monday that the US will not lift sanctions against Iran until the state “stops its terrorist activity.”

According to a report by Russian News Agency TASS, addressing students of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, Pompeo stated that the US sanctions against Iran “will continue until the regime stops its terrorist activity and commits to never having nuclear weapons and permits a verification regime which can give the world confidence that that will not take place.”

“We have re-established deterrence, but we know it’s not everlasting, that risk remains. We are determined not to lose that deterrence,” Pompeo added.

Washington imposed sanctions against Iran after pulling out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. After the withdrawal of the US, Iran claimed that other parties violate conditions of the agreement and that government view the JCPOA as senseless, therefore, started to suspend some of its commitments.

Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website

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