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Trump Just Gave Pompeo the Order – They’re Going After Iran

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The ayatollahs in Iran are quickly realizing that they are no longer dealing with the likes of Barack Obama.

Trump’s America is a different kind of foe altogether.

Renewed American sanctions have brought Iran’s economy to the brink of collapse. This is just about the time that the US under Barack Obama would have backed off and tried to negotiated some kind of deal, likely one that involved America handing a bunch of cash to the Islamists.

But Trump’s taking a very different approach. He sees this as precisely the time to really turn up the heat, and has instructed CIA Director Mike Pompeo to do just that.

Via Israel National News:

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday named senior policy adviser Brian Hook as Washington’s special representative for Iran, Reuters reported.

Hook will lead a newly established Iran Action Group to coordinate the State Department’s pressure campaign on Iran, Pompeo was quoted as having told a news conference.

Hook, who has pushed for tough action against Iran, has been leading the department’s talks with allies in Europe and Asia to persuade them to support U.S. sanctions and cut off Iran’s oil supplies as of November.

“The Iran Action Group will be responsible for directing, reviewing and coordinating all aspects of the State Department’s Iran-related activity, and will report directly to me,” Pompeo said, according to Reuters.

“We are committed to a whole-of-government effort to change the Iranian regime’s behavior, and the Iran Action Group will ensure that the Department of State remains closely synchronized with our interagency partners,” he added.

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