Pompeo Says 'Maximum Pressure' on Iran Is Working


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the Jerusalem Post that the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” policy on Iran is working.

“I remember when we first began the maximum pressure campaign,” he said. “We’d withdrawn from the JCPOA (Iran nuclear deal), and the world said this will never work, American sanctions alone won’t work. Well, they have significantly reduced Iran’s capacity to foment harm around the world.”

Pompeo said Iran’s theo-Nazi war criminals have been unable to fund their terrorist minions to the extent they had previously and if “we continued to pile pallets of cash,” a reference to a massive blackmail payment send to Iran by the Obama administration.

“The path that the president took denied the regime their resources to continue to put Israel at risk and the Middle East at risk,” the secretary added.

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