U.S. moves forward at full speed to ramp up pressure on Iran

Mikhail Metzel  TASS

Mikhail Metzel TASS

Iran's Foreign Ministry has called the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's threatening remarks of crushing Iran "absurd and interventionist".

"That's nonsense, nothing can be agreed on this basis", he said from Vienna in a video conference.

"We understand that our re-imposition of sanctions and the coming pressure campaign on the Iranian regime will pose financial and economic difficulties for a number of our friends", he said.

He said the United States would take "all necessary steps" to contain Iran, but declined to provide specifics.

He also believes that Washington's decision to quit the Iranian nuclear deal was due to the current U.S. administration's utter incompetence and misunderstanding of the deal.

Pompeo declared that Iran is set to face "strongest sanctions in history" and laid out an extensive laundry list of conditions the Iranian regime would need to satisfy - including ending support for all Middle East terror groups - to enter into a new deal with the U.S. Pompeo reiterated the Trump administration's position that Iran's behavior in the region must be combatted forcefully and collectively, in contrasts to the 2015 nuclear agreement, which dealt only with Iran's nuclear program.

President Donald Trump has long said the 2015 deal with Iran - also signed by Britain, China, France, Germany and Russian Federation - did not go far enough, and now wants the Europeans and others to support his hardline strategy.

If Iran does not change course, the U.S.

"The list of requirements of the Iranians asks for everything but conversion to Christianity and reads more like a demand for unconditional surrender than an actual attempt at negotiation", said Jeremy Shapiro, research director at the European Council on Foreign Relations. The world today does not accept America to decide for the world, as countries are independent. that era is over. "But only if Iran is willing to make major changes".

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"The US Secretary of State's yesterday speech was a physiological war against Iran rather than a politically motivated move", Razi Haji-Aqamiri told Trend on May 22.

He also called for a full stop to Iran's enrichment of uranium, which was sharply curbed by the Iran deal, and for worldwide monitors to gain "unqualified access" to all sites, including military facilities that Iran considers off-limits.

"Relief from sanctions will come only when we see tangible, demonstrated, and sustained shifts in Tehran's policies", Pompeo said.

Limiting Iran's missile capabilities was one of Pompeo's main demands, as the Iranian military has carried out a series of ballistic missile tests in recent years. "The worldwide community expects all sides to keep the commitments they made more than two years ago". "And one can not help but think that is the strategy and the goal".

"The West often treats President Rouhani and Foreign Minister Zarif as "apart" from the regime's unwise, terrorist, and malign behaviours", Pompeo said, speaking directly to the Iranian people.

Iran has spread its influence across parts of the Middle East where there are large communities of fellow Shia Muslims, from Iraq to Lebanon.

Salehi said "until these promises are not implemented and put into practice, we can not speak firmly". "It is worth the Iranian people considering".