U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on American allies on Thursday to help impose economic pressure on Iran, and accused Tehran of continuing to sell weapons in the Middle East despite United Nations resolutions.

“We must cut off all funding the regime uses to fund terrorism & proxy wars,” Pompeo said in a Twitter post ahead of a scheduled meeting with the European Union’s foreign affairs and security policy representative, Federica Mogherini, in Brussels.

In May, the United States pulled out of a multinational deal that lifted many sanctions against Iran in return for curbs to its nuclear program. Washington has since told countries they must halt all imports of Iranian oil from Nov. 4 or face U.S. financial measures, with no exemptions.

Since President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the agreement, European states have been scrambling to ensure Iran gets enough economic benefits to persuade it to maintain the nuclear curbs required in the deal.

But so far it has proven difficult to offset the impact of U.S. sanctions, with European firms reluctant to risk far-reaching U.S. financial penalties to do business in Iran.

Pompeo, who has been attending a NATO summit in Brussels flew in from Abu Dhabi, where he discussed Iran with leaders of the United Arab Emirates.

Earlier on Thursday, Trump was asked at a NATO news conference about rising tensions with Iran and replied:

“I would say there might be an escalation between us and the Iranians.” However, Iran was now “treating us with much more respect right now, than they did in the past,” Trump added.

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“I know they’re having a lot of problems and their economy is collapsing, but I will tell you this – at a certain point they’re going to call me and they’re going to say let’s make a deal. And we’ll make a deal. But they’re feeling a lot of pain right now,” Trump said.

 

 

Source: Reuters

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too many zio nuts spoil the broth – kudos to the islamic republic of iran for always exposing the evilness/lies/deceits of the/defeating/bringing down to their knees enemies of humanity infinite times

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No one is going to call you Mr pompeo, stop sniffing glue, you will only suffer from the Assad curse and you will have to leave office and join the list of id1ots that said Assad mus go, by then you will have been Catapulted fast into the sewers of history where you will be forgotten while the Islamic Republic of Iran, The Syrian Arab Republic, its leaders and allies wiil be remembered ad eternum as the countries that brought down the empire of evil your country leads

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Mr. trump iran will not suffer bcuz they already got the habit of sanction from last 35 years. but sure and defenelty American people will suffer . bcuz US Zionist kingdom want to put sanction on all those country who doesn’t listen and most of the economy comes from this country and America is surviving on outside money. US will kneel down soon. Mr. trump you will go one day from the presedint but iran will remain same. many president have tried and failed to destroy iran . so Mr. trump the most ignorant person on earth please keep dreaming… Read more »

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“Mr. trump iran will not suffer bcuz they already got the habit of sanction from last 35 years” => More! They have theocracy for 39 years. You know, the kinda regime where a 17 years old girl gets 4 years in jail and is tortured (whipped 81x) for having danced in her bedroom, filmed it and posted it on Instagram… Then a regime letting such thing happening to the biggest lake in the Middle East in less than 35 years while preferring funding proxy warfare rather than taking care of the water system It’s not the sanctions that make the… Read more »

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Hey idiot, glaciers are srinking at the the same pace globally thanks to temperature raise mainly due to consumerism for the last 70 years by so called Developed nations, is Iran guilty for that you Tw at?///??? the reamain bullshit you posted is so off reality than I cant be bother to counter it.