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Pence Rehashes Harsh Iran Rhetoric

Pence Rehashes Harsh Iran RhetoricPence Rehashes Harsh Iran Rhetoric

US Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday in an address to the Israeli parliament that Washington will never allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon.

Tehran denies any military aspects to its nuclear program, which it says is only for civilian purposes.

“I have a solemn promise to Israel, to all the Middle East and to the world—the United States of America will never allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon,” Pence said, AFP reported.  The 2015 deal to curb Iran’s nuclear capabilities was fiercely opposed by Israel, but backed by then US president Barack Obama.

His successor Donald Trump has fiercely criticized the agreement, accusing Tehran of not sticking to its spirit.

Earlier this month Trump again waived nuclear-related sanctions but demanded European partners work with Washington to improve the terms of the deal.

“The Iran nuclear deal is a disaster and the United States of America will no longer certify this ill-conceived agreement,” Pence said. “Unless the Iran nuclear deal is fixed President Trump has said the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal immediately.”

 

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