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Pompeo threatens Iran with “strongest sanctions in history”; Teheran says US was regressing to “old habits”

Tuesday, May 22nd 2018 - 06:51 UTC
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US is imposing the “strongest sanctions in history” on Iran. In a speech on Monday in Washington, America's top diplomat said Iran would be “battling to keep its economy alive” after the sanctions took effect. Read full article

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  • chronic

    John Kerry, why the long face?

    Pompy just erase your legacy?

    May 22nd, 2018 - 12:23 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • The Voice

    Having seen Trumps list of demands its ridiculous to try to browbeat Iran into meeting all of them at a stroke. Better to carry on with what had already been started to bring Iran into line with the rest of the civilised nations step by step.
    Trumps aides say he is an inexperienced bull in a china shop with no diplomatic skills a status that will not resonate with his dumb supporters. Rednecks Revenge didnt work in Iraq and they had to leave Vietnam with their tails between their legs when will Rednecks learn?……

    May 22nd, 2018 - 02:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Better the enemy you know than another snake in the grass (Take your choice: UK, France, Germany, Australia, et al).

    US's destiny lies with China.

    May 22nd, 2018 - 07:54 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    Israel was strongly opposed to the deal and has some influential friends very close to Trump. Plus it plays well to the religious nutters in his base.

    China, meanwhile, was very much in favour. Trump's been antagonising them as well, but they seemed to think they can manage him, so we'll have to see what happens.

    I saw an interview with Trump from the 90s and it was amazing how much more lucid he sounded back then. Makes you wonder if he's faking the dumb to appeal to those who are resentful of anyone smarter than them (ie all normal politicians), or is no longer quite compos mentis.

    May 22nd, 2018 - 10:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    I agree that the US's destiny is in the hands of China because nowadays practically everything in America is made by the Chinese.

    May 23rd, 2018 - 01:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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