USA unveils list of 12 demands for Iran deal

In Speech, Pompeo Piles on Against Iran After Nuclear Deal Withdrawal

In Speech, Pompeo Piles on Against Iran After Nuclear Deal Withdrawal

On Monday, newly appointed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized Iran and pledged that the USA would impose even stricter sanctions on Iran than before.

The speech did not explicitly call for regime change but Pompeo repeatedly urged the Iranian people not to put up with their leaders, specifically naming President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

He was speaking after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday warned Iran would be hit with the "strongest sanctions in history".

Pompeo said the new sanctions are "just the beginning" of the pressure campaign and the sting "will only grow more painful" if the regime does not change course. "We find the other signatories stating their loyalty to the agreement in the face of the USA administration's decision very positive", Erdogan said.

Mr Pompeo also said the USA would work with allies to counter Iran in the cyberspace, despite announcing that it will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Other demands the Iranians are unlikely to go along with include stopping uranium enrichment and ballistic missile tests, and allowing global inspectors access to all sites, including military locations where critics suspect clandestine research.

The US Secretary of State outlined 12 demands to Iran including stopping uranium enrichment, to never pursue plutonium reprocessing and to close its heavy water reactor.

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

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has praised the speech delivered by US State Secretary Mike Pompeo for the Heritage Foundation on May 21. Instead he hinted, but did not say outright, that we'd start slapping sanctions on allies who stayed in the deal. Iran is spreading aggressively throughout the Middle East. If Iran complies, Pompeo said the Trump administration would support a treaty agreement (something Obama did not do) that would give Iran access to American markets and full diplomatic recognition.

European powers want to keep the Iran deal alive without the United States, Maas said earlier this month. It said Iran could still shoot off those ballistic missiles, obviously meant to transport nukes someday. Those demands covered a range of activities, from releasing USA citizens arrested in recent years to removing all personnel from Syria and allowing unfettered access to nuclear inspectors to military sites. She said Pompeo had failed to show how dropping the 2015 nuclear deal would make the Middle East safer.

"President Trump has taken a firm position, which we welcome, against Iran".

Russian Federation and China have also criticized the United States move and vowed to maintain trade with Iran. Most recently, the United States made a decision to exit the Iran nuclear accord and impose sanctions on Tehran. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson remarked: "The prospect of a new jumbo Iran treaty is going to be very, very hard". "Next year marks the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Republic, the revolution in Iran", he said.

The one demand that Iran could theoretically assent to is the release of all U.S. citizens imprisoned on a variety of charges, as well as citizens of countries allied with the United States such as France and Britain. We've gone from a unified front against Iran to a unified front against President Trump's harebrained scheme.One wonders how a future president is going to fix the wreckage of American foreign policy this president will leave behind.