Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised to unleash the “strongest sanctions in history” on Iran this week, saying the Trump administration is poised to impose “unprecedented” penalties to force Tehran to abandon its weapons programs.
Pompeo was speaking at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC on Monday when he vowed to tackle Iran’s nuclear ambitions directly; saying the US was prepared to apply “unprecedented financial pressure on the Iranian regime.”
“We will apply unprecedented financial pressure on the Iranian regime. The leaders in Tehran will have no doubt about our seriousness,” Pompeo said. “The sting of sanctions will be painful if the regime doesn’t change.”
“These will indeed end up being the strongest sanctions in history when we are complete,” he added.
The Secretary of State then called on European leaders to join the United States in pressuring the Islamic Republic to abandon its nuclear ambitions, saying “everyone’s going to have to participate in this.”
h/t Jerusalem Post