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Pompeo says sanctions a pillar of US policy toward Iran

WASHINGTON – Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said the renewed sanctions against Iran are an important pillar in the AMERICAN policy in the direction of the government in Tehran.

Pompeo says the sanctions are to be strictly observed and remain in place until the Iranian government radically changes course.

These sanctions go back in place of on Monday.

Pompeo told reporters on the way home from a three-nation trip to South-East Asia, the Trumpet administration is open to look beyond the sanctions, but adds that it would require a huge change” from Tehran.

He said President Donald Trump is intent on getting Iran to “behave like a normal country.”

U.S. sanctions were eased by the Obama administration under the terms of the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Trump decided in May to withdraw from the agreement.

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