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Trump on Iran

Iran and the U.S.’ pullout of the internationally-accepted Obama-era nuclear pact is expected to be raised in the president’s address on Tuesday.

Pompeo said that the administration’s goals of reimposing strict sanctions on Iran and those that do business with the regime “have made clear we will not continue to accept Iran’s bad behavior.”

He said that Mr. Trump has “well-deserved strong words for the Iranian regime” that he will also raise during a meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday. There he will stress the threat of nonproliferation and the need for the global community to “stop the spread of weapons and technologies.”

“He’ll call on every country to join our pressure campaign in order to thwart Iran’s global torrent of destructive activity,” said Pompeo.

Meanwhile, National Security Adviser John Bolton was adament that regime change in Iranian leadership is “not the administration’s policy.”

“What we expect from Iran is massive changes in their behavior. And until that happens, we will continue to exert what the President has called ‘maximum pressure.’ That’s what we intend to do,” Bolton added.

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