Iran Threatens to Punch Mike Pompeo in the Mouth

  • Iran Threatens to Punch Mike Pompeo in the Mouth

Iran Threatens to Punch Mike Pompeo in the Mouth

"Who are you to decide for Iran and the world?"

"We know there are hardly any larger companies in Europe that do not also trade with the United States". "What has the Iranian revolution given to the Iranian people?" he said.

This new list of demands and Washington's increasingly hostile rhetoric will undoubtedly result in another escalation of attacks against Rouhani.

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump took the United States out of the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal. "The leaders in Tehran will have no doubt about our seriousness", Pompeo said in a speech at the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank.

In response to a question whether Iran was satisfied with the proposals made by EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete during his recent visit to Tehran, Araqchi said he was unaware of all aspects of the issue. A week later, Kayhan ridiculed a statement by the centrist group, Executives of Construction, which is close to Rouhani. Under a new agreement, the U.S. would be willing to lift all sanctions, restore full diplomatic and commercial ties with Iran and even support the modernisation of its economy, Pompeo said.

But then the Trump administration has repeatedly shown it will hurt both friend and foe, and ignore the larger geopolitical picture, in pursuit of disruptive policies.

As tough U.S. sanctions kick in later this year, the global economy will have to brace itself for more instability and shock.

Iran Threatens to Punch Mike Pompeo in the Mouth

Iran's uprising undeniably showcased unprecedented public expressions of desire for regime change.

On May 18, the European Commission proposed to let EU members make payments for oil directly to the Iranian Central Bank to bypass USA sanctions. If Rouhani is removed from office, he would most likely be replaced by a hardliner, a military figure perhaps from Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), who would only increase the country's hostility towards the United States and its allies.

The prospects for future Iran will be further explored on June 30 at the major rally of the Iranian opposition near Paris, which annually attracts a crowd of over 100,000, including hundreds of supporters from political, academic, and security circles of the US and Europe, the Middle East, and much of the world. Its support for Lebanon's Hezbollah movement is particularly alarming for Israel while Saudi Arabia, another bitter enemy, accuses the Iranians of equipping rebels in Yemen.

"Can the European Union guarantee effective banking transactions with Iran?"

"Secretary Pompeo's speech has not demonstrated how walking away from the JCPOA has made or will make the region safer from the threat of nuclear proliferation or how it puts us in a better position to influence Iran's conduct in areas outside the scope of JCPOA", Mogherini stressed.

Iran poured scorn on threatened USA sanctions on Tuesday and told European powers to step up and salvage its global nuclear deal - though Germany signalled there was only so much it could do to fend off Washington's economic clout. "The worldwide community expects all sides to keep the commitments they made more than two years ago", Mogherini pointed out. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Moscow earlier this month on the occasion of Russian Victory Day was the last in a series of attempts in that direction.