Iranian official: Iranians will punch US Secretary of State in mouth

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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Monday told reporters in Argentina he would travel on from there to Washington to discuss the nuclear deal with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

In a speech on Monday from Washington, Pompeo listed several demands that would be included in an updated nuclear treaty with Tehran. "We are in the situation that we're in". Are these two not responsible for wasting Iranian lives through the Middle East?

"If you try now to fold all those issues - the ballistic missiles, Iran's misbehavior, Iran's disruptive activity in the region and the nuclear question - if you try to fold all those into a giant negotiation, I don't see that being very easy to achieve, in anything like a reasonable timetable", Johnson said.

Iran can legally sue the United States over its illegal measures and threats, he added.

In a Monday's interview with the Spanish newspaper El Pais, Araqchi raised questions on European Union commitment to the nuclear deal following withdrawal of the United States.

"We understand 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", Pompeo said.

The secretary of state's speech Monday at the Heritage Foundation in Washington gave European leaders little reason to hope Washington will show flexibility in dealing with their companies that want to continue investing in the Islamic Republic.

Meanwhile, Iran has told European powers to step up and salvage its global nuclear deal. But it's unclear whether or not those efforts will be enough.

Mr Pompeo laid out 12 conditions for any "new deal" with Iran, including the withdrawal of its forces from Syria and an end to its support for rebels in Yemen.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks on'After the Deal- A New Iran Strategy, at the Heritage Foundation in Washington. Michael Reynolds  EPA
Pompeo vows US and allies will 'crush' Iranian operatives globally

The existing problems in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Palestine and Afghanistan are the results of the US policies in the region, therefore, "the Americans are not entitled to influence Iran's policies in its own region".

Iranian President quickly dismissed the threats, saying the rest of the world no longer accepts Washington making decisions on their behalf.

Still, many question how effective USA sanctions will actually be. "But you should know that we will hold those doing prohibited business in Iran to account". Britain, France and Germany also signed the nuclear deal, and after Trump rejected their pleas to stay in it, they are striving to keep it alive without violating US sanctions.

Pompeo said the United States will monitor Tehran's regional activities, restrict its influence in the Middle East and ensure that it never acquires a nuclear weapon.

Pompeo, a longtime Iran hawk and fierce opponent of the 2015 agreement between Tehran and world powers (also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA), earlier on Monday outlined an aggressive series of "painful" measures created to hurt Tehran in his first key address since moving to the State Department from the Central Intelligence Agency in April. "It probably will take a significant amount of time to get a genuine fix for the other Iranian problems", he said.

Pompeo echoed Trump's complaints about the Obama-era nuclear deal, saying it had "fatal flaws" because some elements had time limits and it focused only on Iran's nuclear program, not its other problematic behavior. Kowsari said, according to ILNA. And it must release all US citizens, "as well as citizens of our partners and allies". "We can nullify United States sanctions, using methods such as eliminating the dollar and replacing it with national currencies in transactions between two or more parties; thus, isolate the Americans", the supreme leader said. "It just doesn't add up".

The Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) is an exiled Iranian armed opposition group which has called for the overthrow of the Iranian government for decades.

"We want to insist on the freedom of all political prisoners in Iran".

Meanwhile, Pentagon spokesman Colonel Rob Manning said the military was weighing "new actions" to counter Iran's influence in the Middle East, but he stressed this was part of a "whole of government" approach and offered no details. "We're not going to rule out anything in order to address Iran".

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