Pompeo threatens US will ‘crush’ Iran through sanctions and pressure campaign

Washington (CNN)The US will aim to “crush” Iran with economic and military pressure unless it changes its behavior in the Middle East, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday in a speech that many analysts saw as a policy of regime change in everything but name. Pentagon preparations As Pompeo spoke at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday the US will take “all necessary steps to confront and address Iran’s malign influence in the region.” Pentagon spokesman Col. Rob Manning said the Defense Department…

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