U.S. Lays Out Demands for New Iran Deal

(Wall Street Journal) Michael R. Gordon - The Trump administration put Iran on notice that any new deal would require it to stop enriching all uranium and halt its support for militant groups in the region, sweeping demands that Tehran swiftly rejected. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday spelled out 12 requirements for a new agreement with Tehran that would require a wholesale change in Iran's military posture in the Middle East. Pompeo said Iran must withdraw all of its forces from Syria, end its support for Hizbullah, stop sending arms to the Houthi militia in Yemen, release all U.S. and allied citizens it has detained, and cease its threats to destroy Israel. Barring a reversal of its aggressive stance, Pompeo said, Iran would be saddled with "the strongest sanctions in history."

2018-05-22 00:00:00

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