The European Union is looking at its dealings with Iran as an economic opportunity and not because of the country's behavior, and as a result, they might think they will be able to make an end run around sanctions against conducting business, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., said Tuesday, but he thinks eventually the "right choice" will be made and they will stick with the United States.
"In this case they look at Iran and not the behavior, at a half a million dead Syrians, the threat to Israel, Yemen," Kinzinger told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "They are looking at it from an economic opportunity. They may think they'll be able to make an end run. When it comes out that you either can choose to do business with the United States of America or do business with Iran, think they'll make the right choice: 'let's go with America in this case.'"
The Iranian government has destabilized the Middle East, Kinzinger added, and threatened U.S. allies.
"They've created a whole new generation of terrorists by what they've done in Syria with Assad and Russia," said Kinzinger, and he thinks President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have done the right thing to take aim at the Iranian regime through economic treats.
"We're saying we'll take these sanctions and reenact them again, but not just do a flawed nuclear deal," he said. "We'll include your behavior in a region. Iran has a choice. If they come to the table serious about doing this, they'll have to come to the conclusion it is either the economy or their behavior.
"Trust me, the people in Iran who rose up six months ago because they're tired of being cheated by their resources will make the decision for the regime."
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