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Mike Pompeo Says Middle East Security Means ‘Confronting Iran’

February 14, 2019
David Sanger, Katie Rogers | The New York Times
Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo dropped any remaining pretense about the goal of a conference the United States opened in Warsaw on Thursday, with Mr. Pompeo telling reporters, “You can’t achieve peace and stability in the Middle East without confronting Iran.”
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Intel chiefs contradict Trump's stance on ISIS, Iran and North Korea

January 30, 2019
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
The heads of U.S. intelligence agencies went before Congress and contradicted President Trump's stances on ISIS, Iran and North Korea. They also warned about the interests between Russia and China.
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U.S. Withdraws From 1955 Treaty Normalizing Relations With Iran

October 4, 2018
David Sanger, Edward Wong | The New York Times
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that the United States was pulling out of a six-decade-old treaty with Iran that had provided a basis for normalizing relations between the two countries, including diplomatic and economic exchanges.
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Trump and Iran leader swap taunts as sanctions loom

July 24, 2018
Nancy Youssef, Jessica Donati | The Wall Street Journal
The Trump administration exchanged threats with Iran, turning to a longstanding security concern and a top foreign-policy focus of President Donald Trump’s key supporters.
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Trump warns Iran in late night tweet

July 23, 2018
Eamon Javers | CNBC
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports President Trump warns Iran to "never ever threaten the U.S. again."
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U.S. Wants to Restart Nuclear Talks With Iran, but Hasn’t Budged on Demands

May 19, 2018
David Sanger | The New York Times
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will outline a new strategy on Monday for constraining Iran, centered around a demand that the United States’ European allies have already rejected: that Tehran enter negotiations in a new deal that would permanently ban Iran from any substantive manufacturing of nuclear fuel and, in turn, forever cut off a pathway to building a bomb.
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Trump presses Arab allies to do more to counter Iran

May 11, 2018
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Trump sent two private letters to Middle East allies in recent weeks complaining that the United States has spent too much money in the region and urging them to pick up more of the burden as part of a coalition to counter Iran’s influence, a person familiar with them said Thursday.
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