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Tehran will struggle to “keep its economy alive” if it does not comply with a list of 12 US demands, including Iranian withdrawal from Syria, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed on Monday.

Speaking at the Heritage Foundation, a right-wing Washington think tank, Pompeo laid out a list of 12 “basic requirements” for Iran. The demands call on Iran to withdraw from Syria, "release all US citizens," end support for Houthi rebels in Yemen, stop “enrichment" of uranium, and promise never to process plutonium. Iran must also allow "unqualified access to all nuclear sites throughout the country," Pompeo said.

He promised that the US would impose the "strongest sanctions in history" if Iran failed to comply with these demands.

Pompeo said that “the sting of sanctions will be painful” and Iran will struggle to “keep its economy alive” if Tehran “does not change its course from the unacceptable and unproductive path it has chosen.”

https://www.rt.com/usa/427312-us-iran-financial-pressure/

 

"In the strategy we laid out today, we want the support of our most important allies and partners in the region and around the globe," Pompeo said in his address to the Heritage Foundation in Washington DC.

"Certainly our European friends, but much more than that.

"I want the Australians, the Bahrainis, the Egyptians, the Indians, the Japanese, the Jordanians, the Kuwaitis, the Omanis, the Qataris, the Saudi Arabians, South Korea, the UAE, and many, many others worldwide to join in this effort against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

http://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/us-threatens-iran-with-worst-sanctions-yet/news-story/c495fd06930869fbb3e3e82db561cffb


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27 minutes ago, Tortuga said:

No problem,  they can buy the NK nuclear bombs and extort the US into providing aid...

Interesting how Iranian people feel about economy: (data from April 2018)

About two thirds of Iranians make positive assessments of Iran’s government and general direction.  Asked, “Generally speaking, do you think things in Iran today are going in the right direction or . . . the wrong direction?” 65 percent say things are moving in the right direction, while 24 percent disagree.

However, Iranians make an exception about the economy.  A 49 percent plurality said they were “mostly dissatisfied with Iran’s economy,” while 36 percent said they were mostly satisfied.

https://mronline.org/2008/04/12/what-do-iranians-think-of-their-own-government/

 

So, if the strongest sanctions will hit Iran ..how Iranian people will support the government as they are already dissatisfied with economy?

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Just now, Tortuga said:

Does the Iranian government need the people's support?

I would say that any regime needs support of it's people

Communism fell within months, when "general population" turned against communist government in Poland

Even Russia's threat of invasion did not stop "a revolution", it actually triggered greater resistance.

Government lost control over the army, as officers refused to shoot .."mothers and family"

Government officials were "kindly" rolled out from the offices on the wheelbarrows.

 

North Korea too, can't feed its people, and regime is taking note of that.

 

 

 

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it's too bad.  i've always hoped to be able to visit Iran... it's a beautiful country, Persian is a lovely language, the food is AWESOME and the Iranian people I know are some of the most gracious, kind, intelligent and overall cool people I've ever worked with.  There was a lot of hope that things would continue to become more open... guess we'll just have to wait 'til the New World... :( 

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2 minutes ago, Hope said:

it's too bad.  i've always hoped to be able to visit Iran... it's a beautiful country, Persian is a lovely language, the food is AWESOME and the Iranian people I know are some of the most gracious, kind, intelligent and overall cool people I've ever worked with.  There was a lot of hope that things would continue to become more open... guess we'll just have to wait 'til the New World... :( 

Lots of history there... (many Australians do travel to Iran, but I think with current mood of political tensions they will stop)

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The comments section on RT.com makes for an interesting read.

 

Everybody hates the USA because the are hypocrites, speaking of peace yet spilling blood everywhere.

 

Kinda makes sense that the book of Revelation describes the USA/UK as having horns like a lamb yet speaks like a dragon and it called the False Prophet. 😉 

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1 hour ago, Dismal_Bliss said:

The comments section on RT.com makes for an interesting read.

 

Everybody hates the USA because the are hypocrites, speaking of peace yet spilling blood everywhere.

 

Kinda makes sense that the book of Revelation describes the USA/UK as having horns like a lamb yet speaks like a dragon and it called the False Prophet. 😉 

Daniel 8:24 talk about this too. USA/UK has bring nations to ruin through the last days. Look at Iraq and Libya plus a having a secret war on Laos in the 60's and 70's cause a lot damage over there too. Bunch of Idiots!

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15 hours ago, Gregexplore said:

I would say that any regime needs support of it's people

Communism fell within months, when "general population" turned against communist government in Poland

Even Russia's threat of invasion did not stop "a revolution", it actually triggered greater resistance.

Government lost control over the army, as officers refused to shoot .."mothers and family"

Government officials were "kindly" rolled out from the offices on the wheelbarrows.

 

North Korea too, can't feed its people, and regime is taking note of that.

 

 

 

Are you sure?

 

Here is the stats for the US (https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/ ):

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even though the majority disaprove and seem to have since almost the beginning - that doesn't seem to change things here.

 

There is an interesting line in the Declaration of Independence that seems to hold true:

 

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That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

 

People will normally suffer through MANY years of EXTREME difficulty before they are willing to change the status quo.

 

There doesn't seem to be extreme difficulty like that mentioned here - in Iran - especially if 65% feel things are headed in the right direction.

 

Sanctions often take MANY years - if not decades before they have that dramatic of affect AND if other countries - like China and Russia - help, MANY decades would have to pass before that.


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