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Pompeo: Biden's Actions Precursor to Reentering 'Crappy' Iran Deal

Pompeo: Biden's Actions Precursor to Reentering 'Crappy' Iran Deal
70th United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (John Raoux/AP)

By    |   Sunday, 28 February 2021 03:46 PM

The Biden administration's decision to drop a push for sanctions on Iran and to remove the Trump administration's declaration on the Iran-backed Houthis was done in preparation to reenter the "crazy, crappy" 2015 international Iran nuclear deal, according to former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. 

"Our administration said we're not going to do it, we said 'no way' we ripped up the JCPOA, put enormous pressure on the Iranian regime -- I hope the American people will demand that this administration do the same."

The Biden administration recently announced it will drop the push to "snapback" United Nations sanctions that include an expiring arms embargo on Iran. 

The U.N. Security Council had opposed the call to snap back the sanctions, saying that since the United States had pulled out of the nuclear deal, it could not take that action. 

Meanwhile, Pompeo defended the previous administration's decision to designate the Houthis as terrorists, telling Fox News that he never saw any "rational being stare at the Houthis and say these aren't terrorists."

The Houthis, who are fighting forces backed by Saudi Arabia in Yemen, have been receiving weapons and components from Iran, according to a recent U.N. report, which cited a "growing body" of evidence. The materials include sniper rifles, RPB launchers, and guided missiles that all have markings that are consistent with weapons and equipment made in Iran. 

"Our idea there was we shouldn't allow Iran to buy and sell weapons in the open market, purchase Russian and Chinese technology and high-end military equipment," said Pompeo. "I can't understand why for the life of me any administration would think that was a good idea."

Pompeo said he also agrees with Iran dissidents who have recently described their country's regime at its "weakest point," and said that happened because of the "enormous pressure" put on it by the Trump administration. 

However, he warned that Iran's regime would not stay weak if the Biden administration ends the maximum pressure policy. 

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The Biden administration's decision to drop a push for sanctions on Iran and to remove the Trump administration's declaration on the Iran-backed Houthis was done in preparation to reenter the "crazy, crappy" 2015 international Iran nuclear deal.
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