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|21 May, 2018

Pompeo says U.S. to impose tough sanctions on Iran

Pompeo laid out 12 demands for Iran and said relief from sanctions would only come when Washington had seen tangible shifts in Iran's policies.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a news conference with his Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia April 29, 2018. Image for illustrative purposes.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a news conference with his Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia April 29, 2018. Image for illustrative purposes.

REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

WASHINGTON- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday the United States would impose the "strongest sanctions in history" against the Iranian leadership, after Washington pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal.

Pompeo laid out 12 demands for Iran and said relief from sanctions would only come when Washington had seen tangible shifts in Iran's policies.

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